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Al-Jaafari: The Syrian government is serious about dialogue and finding a political solution for the crisis

Geneva – The Syrian Arab Republic delegation for the Syrian-Syrian dialogue in Geneva, headed by Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari, held a meeting on Friday with UN Special Envoy on Syria Staffan De Mistura.

According to UN sources, al-Jaafari affirmed during the meeting that Syrians are committed to preserving Syria’s unity, independence, sovereignty, and the unity of its people, and that he pointed out that certain sides are sponsoring terrorist entities and refusing to classify them as international terrorist organizations, SANA reported.

Three children martyred in a terrorist rocket attack in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor -Three children were martyred and three persons were injured in a terrorist rocket attack on al-Qossour neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city on Friday afternoon.

ISIS’ terrorists targeted al-Qossour neighborhood with two rocket shells which fell on residential buildings in the area surrounding Hassan Attra School, claiming the lives of three children, injuring three persons and causing material damage to citizens’ properties, SANA reported.

Syria’s delegation arrives in Geneva

Geneva -The delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic arrived in Geneva on Friday to participate in the Syrian-Syrian talks under the auspices of the United Nations.

The delegation is scheduled to meet the UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura at 6:00 pm Damascus time.

The delegation which is headed by Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari includes: Syria’s permanent representative at the UN in Geneva Hussameddin Ala, Syrian Adviser to Foreign and Expatriates Minister Ahmad Arnous, Ahmad Kizbari, Mohamed Khair al-Akkam, Amal Yazigi, Hasan al-Bahri, Omar Ossi, Amjad Issa, Ammar Ersan, Jamila Shurbaji, Rafah Breidi, Elias Shahin, Samir Breidi, Osama Ali and Rouaa Shurbaji.

Many positions for Jabhat al-Nusra and ISIS destroyed in continued operations

Provinces – More positions for terrorist organizations were destroyed in continued operations carried out by the army units, backed by the Air Force. Many terrorists are being killed and their equipment destroyed as a result of the operations, SANA reported.

Homs

The army’s air force carried out sorties targeting hideouts for Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in al-Rastan, Um Sharshouh, Ezz Eddin, al-Ghanto, Talbiseh, al-Ghagar and Teir Maala in the northern countryside of Homs province.

Moscow, Damascus discuss outcome of Russian military operation in Syria

Moscow - Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the army and armed forces, Defense Minister Fahd Jasem al-Freij discussed on Thursday with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu the outcome of the Russian military operation against terrorist organizations in Syria, SANA reported.

“The two ministers held talks on the Russian-Syrian military and technical cooperation, exchanging viewpoints on security issues in the Middle East,” Press office of the Russian Defense Ministry said.

It added “the meeting was held within cordial atmosphere and it affirmed the will of both sides to continue coordination between the two defense ministries.”

Army kills more than 30 terrorists in Hama and Idleb provinces

Provinces - The Army and Armed Forces continued fighting terrorism, killing scores of them, injuring others and destroying their vehicles in different areas of the country, SANA reported.

Idleb

An army unit killed 19 terrorists from “Jabhat al- Nusra” and injured 53 others after targeting their gatherings in al-Tamane’a in the southern countryside of Idleb province.

UN Organizations Should Act to End Unjustified Western Sanctions Imposed on Syrian People- Al-Mikdad

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The United Nations and its organizations should interfere to lift the unjustified unilateral sanctions imposed by western countries on Syria and which have had very bad impacts on the daily life of the Syrian people, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad has stressed.

Al-Mikdad made the remarks during his meeting on Wednesday with Jacob Kern, the new Regional Representative of the World Food Program (WFP).