Weapons and ammo seized in Homs northern countryside

Homs – Amounts of weapons, ammo, landmines, and IEDS were seized by authorities in the northern countryside of Homs province.

SANA said that a large amount of explosive materials, weapons, miscellaneous ammo, and IEDs, as well as machineguns, locally-made rockets, improvised cannons known as “Hell cannons,” and protective masks were discovered during sweeping operations in Tir Maala and al-Dar al-Kabira towns in the northern countryside of Homs.

The sweeping operations will continue till clearing all the northern countryside from the weapons, ammo, and explosives left behind by terrorists to ensure the safe return of the area’s inhabitants, SANA added.

Last Wednesday, the northern countryside of Homs was declared clear of terrorism after evacuating terrorists to northern Syria.

Al-Moallem receives credentials of newly-appointed Iraqi ambassador to Syria

Damascus - Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem met on Tuesday the newly-appointed Iraqi Ambassador to Syria Sa’ad Mohammad Reda.

Minister al-Moallem received the credentials of Reda as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Iraq to the Syrian Arab Republic, SANA reported.

Talks during the meeting dealt with bilateral relations and means to enhance and develop cooperation in different domains in the interests of the two brotherly peoples and countries.

Berri, Ambassador Abdul-Karim discuss developments in Lebanon and region


Beirut - Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri discussed with Syrian Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdul-Karim the current developments in Lebanon and the region, SANA reported.

“We discussed developments in Lebanon and the region and the successes being achieved by the Syrian Arab army against the terrorist organizations,” Abdul-Karim told reporters after the meeting on Monday.

He said that the Israeli and Western escalation, which is a reaction to the army successes ,was also reviewed during the meeting .

Ala: Tripartite aggression on Syria shows disregard for international law

Geneva – Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN office and other international organizations in Geneva, Hussam Eddin Ala, said that the tripartite aggression carried out by the US, Britain, and France on Syria in April showed these three states’ disregard for international law and their belief in using unilateral force in international relations, SANA reported.

In a speech at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Ala denounced the attempts by the British and French representatives to justify the aforementioned aggression as being a response to claims of using chemical weapons in Douma, saying that such lies and allegations always surface when the Syrian Armed Forces achieve victories over terrorists.

Russian MoD: A drone downed near Russian Hmeimim airbase in Lattakia

Moscow - Russian Defense Ministry announced Monday that the Russian aerospace forces shot down a drone attempted to approach Russian Hmeimim airbase in Lattakia, SANA reported.

The Ministry said, in a statement, that the airspace monitoring systems of Hmeimim airbase shot down an unidentified small aerial object while approaching the airbase.

The Ministry pointed out that the object was a drone, but no casualties or damage were reported.

Army’s General Command announces cleansing of entire al-Hajar al-Aswad area of terrorism

Damascus - Units of the Syrian armed forces, aided by allied forces, have completed the cleansing of the entire al-Hajar al-Aswad and the area surrounding it of terrorists after a string of precision and successive military operations.

In a statement of which SANA received a copy, General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said the military operations have left big numbers of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists dead, adding up to establishing full control over the areas of al-Hajar al-Aswad and al-Yarouk Camp, which was preceded by cleansing Yelda, Babila and Beit Sehem in southern Damascus of terrorists.

Syrian Lawmaker: Syrian Army in Constant Coordination with Iran, Russia

TEHRAN – The Syrian Arab army is steadily coordinating its anti-terror operations with the allies, including Iran and Russia, Syrian lawmaker Mohanad al-Haj has stressed.

While plans for conducting operations in the field are coordinated among the military commanders, the strategic roadmap to cooperation is decided by the political leaders, the MP told Tasnim news agency.

As regards the recent meeting between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, the lawmaker said their talks revolved around political and military issues.