Terrorist Attacks on Damascus, other Syrian Areas Aim to Impede Geneva Talks, Undermine Astana Process

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The goal of the terrorist attacks that have been launched by the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and its allied groups against Damascus and other Syrian areas is to influence the current intra-Syrian talks in Geneva and undermine Astana process and its results, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Thursday.

 In two identical letters to the UN Chief and President of the Security Council, the ministry stressed that available information indicate the involvement of the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari intelligence bodies in these terrorist events, pointing out that all have become aware that Saudi Arabia and Qatar have sent millions of dollars to the terrorist groups to carry out terrorist attacks in Syria.

Army kills scores of terrorists, destroys their supply routes in Jobar neighborhood

Damascus - Army units carried out military operations on Jabhat al-Nusra and other Takfiri terrorist groups affiliated to it north of Jobar neighborhood and eastern Ghouta.

The military operations targeted the positions to which the terrorist groups infiltrated on Tuesday in the surroundings of the textile factories, north of Jobar neighborhood, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists in personnel and equipment, SANA reported.

The army operations on the terrorist positions north of Jobar neighborhood during the past two days left more than 157 terrorists dead, among them foreign terrorists and self-claimed leaders and hundreds others injured in addition to destroying three booby-trapped vehicles before arriving to the army posts, three tanks, four armored vehicles, 5 mortar launcher, 3 cannons and 15 machinegun-equipped vehicles.

Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists perpetrate a massacre in Majdal village in Hama

Hama - Terrorist groups affiliated to Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization perpetrated a new massacre on Wednesday, claiming the lives of a number of children and women in al-Majdal village to the north-western side of Hama.

The massacre came in parallel with other acts of sabotage and looting of the families’ properties in Ma’ardis, Khatab, Azal and Ashir in Hama northern countryside, SANA reported.

Syrian Government's Delegation Meets Russia's Borodavkin, China's Xiaoyan Ahead of Geneva Intra-Syrian Talks

GENEVA, (ST)- The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic to Geneva talks on Wednesday held constructive talks with the Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva Alexei Borodavkin within the framework of constant consultation and coordination between the two sides.

The delegation, led by Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al- Jaafari, arrived Wednesday morning in Geneva to take part in the fifth round of Intra-Syrian talks due to start Thursday.

The  Russian side affirmed during the meeting that the Syrian government's positive stances and constructive policy during the talks should be met by positive steps not pre-conditions by other parties.

Syria Regrets UNSC's Silence over US-Led Coalition's Massacres in Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has regretted the UN Security Council's silence over the crimes that have been perpetrated by the air force of the so-called US-led anti terror coalition against Syrian civilians and infrastructure.

In a new development, an airstrike carried out on Tuesday by the international coalition's warplanes on al-Mansura city in the Syrian province of Raqqa targeted a school housing displaced families from Aleppo, Raqqa and Palmyra.  More than 32 women and children were killed and tens of other civilians were wounded in the attack which also led to the destruction of the school.

Army foils attempts by al-Nusra to break the siege imposed on terrorists north of Jobar

Provinces - Army and Armed Forces units on Wednesday repelled attempts by terrorist groups to break the siege imposed on terrorists trapped in the textiles factories north of Jobar at the eastern outskirts of Damascus city, SANA reported.

A military source said that army units repelled repeated attempts by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and groups affiliated to them to break the siege imposed on terrorist groups trapped in the textiles factories north of Jobar.

Tunisian People Want Ties with Syria to Be Restored

DAMASCUS– Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hadiyeh Abbas met on Tuesday a delegation of the Popular Front for the Tunisian national parties, headed by Abdelaziz Kotti the member of Assembly of the Representatives of the People of Tunisia.

She highlighted the important role which the political elites could play in enlightening the Arab public opinion and guiding the Arab people towards unity to mobilize all capabilities to face the increasing dangers.

She stressed the need to bolster the bilateral relations and cooperation between Syria and Tunisia, including with regard to fighting terrorism, noting that both countries have suffered from terrorism, according to SANA.