President al-Assad invites new parliament to convene on Monday

DAMASCUS, (ST)_President Bashar al-Assad issued on Tuesday decree No. 209 for 2020 that invites the People’s Assembly of the 3rd legislative term to convene for its first session on Monday, August 10, 2020.

Basma Qaddour

US-backed militia opens fire on protesters in Syria’s Der Ezzour, wounding 3 civilians

DER EZZOUR, (ST)_ At least 3 civilians were wounded when the US-backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” militia opened fire on protesters in al-Hwayej town in the eastern Der Ezzour countryside.

The town’s residents protested today against the presence of the US occupation forces in Syria and against the assassination of one of the dignitaries of alK’edat tribe.

A Turkish soldier found dead in Syria

A soldier from the Turkish occupation forces was found dead on Monday evening in Ras al-Ayn City in the northwestern countryside of Hasaka.

According to Local sources the Turkish soldier was found dead as he had been shot with several bullets near the bread facility in Ras al-Ayn City where the Turkish occupation forces and their mercenaries are spread.

Israeli missile attack on Syrian army's positions

Syrian Military source said: "Today at 10:40 pm, Israeli helicopters fired rockets on some of the Syrian army's positions towards Quneitra, leaving material damages."
It added that no casualties were reported.
Basma Qaddour

Ammunition and communication devices left behind by terrorists found in Deir Ezzor countryside

The special authorities today discovered various ammunition and communication devices left behind by Daesh “ISIS” terrorists in Al-Mayadeen city in Deir Ezzor countryside.

SANA reporter said that various ammunition and communication devices were found from ISIS remnants hidden in one of the dens in al-Mayadeen city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

A field commander said that the ammunitions found were anti-armor missiles, rocket- launchers, artilleries, artillery grenades, shoulder-holder missiles, grenades, ammunition, machine guns, and various sizes of mortar shells, RPG shells, in addition to communications devices.

New protests against the crimes of US-backed SDF militia in Deir Ezzor

On August 3, the people of Theban village, eastern Deir Al-Zour, demonstrated against the US-backed SDF militia’s crimes and practices.

The demonstrators denounced the practices of the US-backed militia (QASAD) militia and its crimes against the people and closed the main roads with burning tires before the (SDF) militia which brought in more enforcement to confront the protesters.

The countryside of Deir Al-Zour is witnessing renewed demonstrations by the residents who protest against the SDF militia’s attacks and arrest of people.


O. al-Mohammad  

Awqaf Ministry: Suspending Friday and massprayers in the governorates of Damascus and Damascus countryside for a period of 15 days as of tomorrow

The Ministry of Awqaf (Islamic Trusts) announced the suspension of Friday prayer and mass prayers in the mosques of the governorates of Damascus and Damascus countryside for a period of fifteen days, starting from tomorrow, Monday, 3 August, in accordance with the precautionary and preventive measures to address the Corona virus.

Head of the Awqaf Directorate of Damascus Countryside, Dr. Khader Shahrour, said in a statement to SANA reporter that the ministry took this step to prevent the spread of the Corona epidemic in the governorates of Damascus and its countryside, because these prayers are related to some social customs that may include  crowding, pointing to the importance of citizens' awareness of the need to adhere to preventive instructions and to the Islamic values in maintaining general health during epidemics.