Israeli warplanes target military position in Khan Arnabeh in Quneitra, causing material damage

Quneitra – A military source announced on Friday evening that the Israeli enemy’s warplanes fired two missiles at 18:45 from within occupied territory at a military position in the surroundings of Khan Arnabeh in Quneitra countryside, causing material damage, SANA reported.

The source said that this aggression came after an attempt by terrorists to infiltrate military positions in Quneitra countryside was foiled and the terrorists suffered heavy losses, which proves that Israel provides direct support to terrorist organizations.

Army kills al-Nusra terrorists in Daraa and Homs, thwarts ISIS attack in Deir Ezzor

Daraa, Deir Ezzor - Army units carried out operations against fortifications and movements of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups affiliated to it in Daraa al-Balad area in the southern province of Daraa, according to military source.

The source added that a number of terrorists were killed due to the operations in addition to the destruction of 2 machinegun nests and a number of their vehicles, SANA reported.

Deir Ezzor

The army units clashed with ISIS terrorist groups on the southern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city, thwarting their attack on a military post in the surrounding of the graveyards area.

The military source said that the army units thwarted the attack using various types of light and medium machineguns, killing 5 ISIS terrorists, injuring others and destroying their arms and ammunition.

First Phase of Agreement on Evacuating People form Kafraya and Foua Completed

 ALEPPO, (ST)-The first phase of the agreement on ending the armed groups' presence in Zabadani, Madaya and Boukin towns in Damascus Countryside and evacuating the people of the two terrorist-besieged towns of Kafarya and Foua in Idleb countryside to Aleppo was completed today under the supervision of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

SANA reporter in Aleppo said that 3000 people from Kafraya and Foua arrived on board of 45 buses at the makeshift housing center in Jibrin area in the east of Aleppo city. Simultaneously, 18 buses carrying 500 gunmen from Zabadani accompanied by some of their families moved towards Aleppo southern countryside from where they will head to idleb, the reporter added.

Haddad: Russia’s Veto at UN Helped Preserve Syria's Integrity

MOSCOW- Russia’s use of its veto right at the UN Security Council several times preserved Syria’s integrity, Syria's Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad said at the meeting with Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Ilyas Umakhanov.

"From the very beginning, the main goal of the terror war imposed on us was our state’s disintegration," the diplomat said. "We will never agree to either disintegration of our country or creation of local councils for the same purpose."

"Information war against Syria has been won by Western countries. Unfortunately, they have been able to mislead not only their citizens, but the entire world community," Haddad said, as quoted by Itar Tass.

A Wall Separating Western Citizens from Reality of Events in Syria

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban, the Presidential Political and Media Advisor,  believes that the misleading media and the heinous disinformation campaign against Syria is a major problem that has built a wall separating western citizens from the reality of events in Syria.

Shaaban's remarks came during her meeting on Thursday with a foreign media delegation comprising intellectuals, researchers and activists from the United States, Britain, Norway, Germany and Australia.

 The presidential advisor, who thanked the media delegation for visiting Syria to know what is really happening on ground in Syria, stressed that contacts are important between the Syrian side and western delegations in the current era.

Shaaban said that what happened in Iraq and Libya is the clearest example of what has been planned for Arab countries, adding that coordination between the Zionist side and the terrorist organizations is very clear.

"However, all have realized that no one can dictate Syria what to do whatever the sacrifices are," Shaaban went on to say, stressing that Syria will triumph at the end.

"A terrorist is a terrorist not a rebel"

On their part, members of the guest delegation reiterated the need to change the media language addressing citizens in western countries in order to help them correct the wrong image they have got about Syria. They also affirmed that it is necessary to use accurate terminologies;  that is to say " a terrorists is a terrorist not a rebel".

They asserted that their mission is to convey true image about Syria to the West and to try to urge other activists and journalists to join them in defending Syria at international gatherings.

In a statement to reporters following the meeting, Shaaban stressed "the need to provide media delegations that visit Syria with all right data as to enable them to defend our causes".

She clarified that the western stance has begun to change .."for example, in the Khan Sheikhoun incident we see that most reports and scientific research have refuted the US allegations that the Syrian government is responsible for this incident, particularly as these research works were made in the United States, Germany and Europe."

Hamda Mustafa




Al-Jaafari: Security Council Silence over Zionist Enemy's Policies Encouraged it to Persist in Hostile Policy

NEW YORK-Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari, said on Thursday that Security Council’s continued silence on polices of the Israeli enemy has encouraged it to persist in its hostile policy and to offer all forms of support to terrorists, particularly Jabhat al-Nusra, SANA reported.

Army kills a number of Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS terrorists, destroys their vehicles

Provinces - Army and Armed Forces units carried out intensive strikes against gatherings and supply lines for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Daraa al-Balad area and al-Mahatta neighborhood.

A military source said that the army units carried out on Thursday special operations against centers and movements for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the neighborhoods of al-Seibeh, al-Karak, al-Bajabija, Al-Arbaein, al-Bahar, al-Badou, al-Sadd road and the surroundings of Busra Square in Daraa al-Balad area and al-Mahatta neighborhood, according to SANA.