Syrian Army establishes control over new areas in Aleppo and Hama countryside

Provinces – Syrian Arab Army units continue to advance in their operations against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other terror groups affiliated to it in Aleppo’s southern countryside.

SANA said on Tuesday that army units and supporting forces are carrying out operations against al-Nusra terrorists in the southern countryside of Aleppo, and in the recent hours the army established control over Maseh and Tel Maseh villages west of the town of Tel al-Daman after clashes with al-Nusra terrorists and the affiliated groups to it.

Rouhani Condemns US Troops' Illegal Presence in Syria

TEHRAN, (ST)- President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has condemned the illegal presence of American troops in Syria, stressing that it violates international laws and conventions.

During a meeting on Tuesday with Syria's People's Assembly  (PA) Speaker Hammouda al-Sabbagh and a number of Syrian MPs as well as the Syrian Ambassador in Tehran, Rouhani said that the new American plan represented in Washington's announcement of creating a new "armed militia" in northeastern Syria is a conspiracy on the security and unity of the country and the entire region.

24 People, Held by Terrorist Groups, Released

DAMASCUS COUNTRYSIDE- 24 People including women and children, who were previously kidnapped and held by Terrorist groups in Erbin area in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus countryside, have been released within the framework of efforts exerted by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and concerned parties to people with critical health conditions leave areas controlled by terrorist organizations.

Washington's Creation of New Armed Militia in Syria Aims to Divide the Country and Prolong the Crisis

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- The United States' creation of a new "armed militia" in the northeast of Syria is an attempt to divide Syria and prolong the crisis, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal al-Mikdad has stressed, pointing out that this attempt is destined to failure in the light of the victories of the Syrian army and its allies.

In a phone interview with al-Mayadeen TV Monday night, al-Mikdad said Syria was not surprised by this new American move which serves US, western, Israeli and gulf agendas that seek destroying and fragmenting the region.

Syrian Army regains control over new areas in Hama and Aleppo countryside

Hama/Aleppo – Syrian Arab Army units established full control over Hajila village and Mashrfeh hill in the northeastern countryside of Hama province.

Army units, in cooperation with allied forces, continued their operations in the northeastern countryside of Hama province as they engaged in fierce clashes with Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization in the area, establishing control over Hajila village and Taliet Mashrfeh to the west of al-Zinkahya village, SANA said.

SANA added that a number of terrorists were killed and their sites and vehicles were destroyed as a result of the operations.

PA Speaker Meets Larijani, Shamkhani, Affirms Syria's Determination to Continue Fight against Terrorism

TEHRAN, (ST)– Syria is focusing on fighting terrorism to restore security and stability to the country, on alleviating the suffering of the Syrian citizens because of terrorism and unjust economic siege and on achieving national reconciliation and making a success of every dialogue attempt that maintains Syria's national principles and sovereignty,  Speaker of the People’s Assembly (PA) Hammoudeh Sabbagh has stressed.

He made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with Speaker of the Iranian Shura Council Ali Larijani.

Sabbagh, who is in Tehran to take part in the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, affirmed the importance of economic and trade cooperation between Syria and Iran and of eliminating all obstacle hindering boosting bilateral ties.

Foreign Ministry: US announcement of forming armed militia in north-eastern Syria violates Syria’s sovereignty, int’l law

Damascus – An official source at the Foreign Ministry said Monday that the Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemned the US announcement of forming an armed militia in the north-eastern Syria as a blatant breach of Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and a flagrant violation of the International law, SANA reported.

The source added that the US step came within the framework of its destructive policies which aim at fragmenting the region, fueling tensions and conflicts and hindering solutions to its crises as it clearly shows its hostility towards the Arab Nation in order to implement the US-Zionist scheme.