Syria rejects expanding UN probes into chemical weapons

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Foreign and Expatriates Ministry  has rejected the UN Secretary General's demand to expand tasks of the specialized technical mission formed to investigate the use of the terrorist groups of chemical weapons against civilians in Khan al-Asal in Aleppo province.

An official source at the ministry said the extra tasks demanded by Ban Ki-moon contradict the Syrian demand and indicate plotted intentions of the states, which have sought to add them, as they mean to allow the mission to spread across Syria.

This, the source added, is a breach of the Syrian sovereignty.

It regreted that the UN Secretary General had yielded to pressures of the states which back bloodshed in Syria.

Maneuvers

"Syria can't accept such maneuvers from the UN General Secretariat, taking into consideration the negative role it played in Iraq to pave the way for the US invasion," the source said.

It underscored that Syria was and still ready to cooperate with the General secretariat as regards sending the mission, immediately, to Khan al-Asal according to the latter sent by Foreign and Expatriates Ministry to Ki-moon on April 5th.

Last month, Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari, asked Ki-moon to form a "specialized , independent and neutral technical mission to investigate the use of the terrorist groups of chemical weapons against civilians.

The letters exchanged by the two sides in this regard till April 3rd, indicated positive progress, but it was stopped after Ban Ki-moon's demand made during his existence in the  Hague.

Basma Qaddour

Terrorists' infiltration bid foiled, weapons seized

PROVINCES,(ST)_Units of armed forces have foiled several terrorists' attempts to sneak into Syria from Lebanon and to enter a booby-trapped tractor through al-Nabk area in Damascus countryside.

The terrorists tried yesterday night to infiltrate into Syria from Lebanon through al-Mathomeh and Halat sites in Talkalekh suburb in Homs province, but the armed forces and boarder guards confronted them.

Another attempt to enter a booby-trapped tractor through al-Nabk area into the city was reportedly repelled.

A military source told SANA that the tractor was exploded by remote control and the armed forces clashed with the terrorists, who tried to enter the tractor. The terrorists were either killed or injured.

In this context, the Syrian TV channel reported that the armed forces seized two lorries carrying weapons through Jdaidet Yabous crossing point between Lebanon and Syria.   

Meanwhile, fighting raged between armed forces and a terrorist group, which tried to attack "Dedeman" Hotel in Palmyra city in Homs countryside.

Elsewhere, armed forces targeted terrorists' hideouts in countryside of Damascus, Homs, and Idleb, killing and injuring a lot of terrorists.

Shells landed on main road

In a separate incident, terrorists launched three mortar shells on the main road of al-Wafedin camp in Damascus countryside.

At least 5 citizens were reportedly wounded and several homes and cars were seriously damaged.

Syria is in a state of war and its army is doing its duty as regard defending homeland and citizens, and fighting terrorist groups to restore stability and security to the country.

The terrorist groups, who are exported from 40 countries, perpetrate heinous crimes against citizens and destroy the country's infrastructure, are funded and supported by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, and the US.

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Terrorist bombing hits Damascus

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Terrorists exploded on Monday a booby-trapped car in al-Sabee Bahrat area in the capital, with reports of many casualties.

According to Al-Ekhbareya al-Soureya TV channel, the terrorist blast took place between al-Sabee Bahrat and al-Shahbandar areas, near al-Bokhari school, in Damascus.

At least 15 citizens were martyred and other 53 ones were wounded by the blast which happened in the peak of the rush hour in the city.

Children were reportedly among casualties.

A footage aired by the TV channel showed charred remains of the cars and serious damages in the school, al-B'era Mosque and homes at the scene.

On the other hand, SANA reporter denied reports that clashes broke out at the scene, noting that the sound of the several gunshots heard at the scene was to open the road before fire engines.

Al-Halqi inspects the scene

 

Prime Minister, Wael al-Halq, inspected the damages caused by the terrorist car blast and stressed that Syria will go ahead with fighting terrorism.

It is worthy to note that the Syrian Arab Army is advancing in several areas in Damascus countryside, Homs, and Aleppo.  

 

 

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Terrorist Bombing Hits Damascus

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Terrorists exploded on Monday a booby-trapped car in al-Sabee Bahrat area in the capital, with reports of many causalities.

According to Al-Ekhbareya al-Soureya TV channel, the terrorist blast took place in between al-Sabee Bahrat and al-Shahbandar areas, near al-Bokhari school, in Damascus.

Children are among causalities.

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Al-Halqi discusses with Russian Ambassador development of bilateral relations

DAMASCUS,(ST)-Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi highlighted the deeply-rooted historical and strategic relations between Syria and Russia and its role in promoting economic and trade relations.

During the meeting held on Sunday with the Russian Ambassador to Syria  Azmat Kulmuhametov, Premier al-Halqi outlined the steadfast and firm stances of the Russian leadership and people regarding the comprehensive aggressive war waged against Syria and their support to the Syrian people in face of the conspiracy targeting stability and security of Syria and the region to facilitate passing the US-Zionist schemes.

For his part, Kulmuhametov stressed the Russian firm stance regarding the crisis in Syria and his country's support to the Syrian leadership and people, pointing out that those who bet on changing the Russian stance are mistaken.

The meeting dealt with means of developing trade and economic relations to include all other domains including oil, electricity, medicine, transport and communication to consolidate Syria's steadfastness in the face of the unjust siege imposed on it.

Premier al-Halqi confirmed that the government seeks to support steadfastness of the national economy and enhance the national comprehensive dialogue as the only outlet to the crisis, hailing the capabilities of our brave army and the great victory it has achieved lately in getting  rid of the armed terrorist groups, thanking the Russian leadership and people for supporting the Syrian people and offering humanitarian aid to the people harmed due to the terrorist action .

I.Abdulkareem

Army Command vows to expel terrorists from Damascus countryside

DAMASCUS,(ST)_General Command of Army and Armed Forces has underscored commitment to continuing its noble mission related to haunting down al-Nusra Front-linked terrorists and criminals and what it is called NATO mercenaries.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the command said: "Yesterday, units of armed forces in cooperation with honest residents carried out a qualitative operation in east al-Ghota area in Damascus countryside ended in encircling the area."

It noted that the operation followed successes realized by the armed forces in Daraya suburb, to the south-west of the capital.

The General Command, which is keen on announcing the Syrian Arab Army' achievements on the ground,  vowed to go ahead with doing its duty to expel the remained terrorists from all areas in Damascus countryside in order to restore stability and security to the country.

It thanked honest citizens for their cooperation with the armed forces and called on misled ones to lay down their weapons as this will help halt bloodshed.

  Basma Qaddour  

At least 3 terrorist leaders killed in Homs and Lattakia

PROVINCES,(ST)_ A number of al-Nusra-Front terrorists and their leaders were killed, and their weapons were destroyed in operations carried out in countryside of Lattakia, Homs, Damascus, Hama and Aleppo.

According to SANA, the armed forces carried out qualitative operations against al-Nusra Front terrorist groupings in towns of al-Sekareya, al-Farz, and al-Qasab (in Lattakia countryside) where one Sudanese, two Libyan and Saudi terrorists were among eliminated ones.

It was also reported that the armed forces pursued terrorist groups in south-west Adra area in Damascus countryside and shelled a terrorist hideout in Qarra area in the same province.

Other terrorists' hideouts in several sites in Homs countryside were reportedly destroyed and two terrorist leaders were killed.

However, Hama province witnessed fighting between a unit of armed forces and armed terrorists group in Bab-Qebli and Souk al-Shajara areas ended in killing 5 terrorists and injuring 4 others.

Another unit of armed forces also clashed with another terrorist group in Hama countryside. All terrorists were killed and their weapons confiscated.

Meanwhile, army's units advanced in Qastal Harami area in Aleppo province and captured Aziza town on the road of Aleppo International Airport, according to al-Watan newspaper. 

Syria is in a state of war and its army is doing its duty as regard defending homeland and citizens, and fighting terrorist groups to restore stability and security to the country.

The terrorist groups, who are exported from 40 countries, perpetrate heinous crimes against citizens and destroy the country's infrastructure, are funded and supported by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, and the US.

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