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President Al-Assad Decrees Establishing Faculties of Architecture and Dentistry in Tartous

Damascus, (ST) - President Bashar Al-Assad yesterday issued Decree No. 310 of 2015 providing for the establishment of the faculties of Architecture and Dentistry in Tartous province.

Commenting on the decree, Rector of Tartous University Issam al-Dali told SANA correspondent that establishing these two faculties affirms Syria’s determination to carry on the process of education despite the current critical circumstances.

A car loaded with explosives seized in Jableh, Lattakia

Lattakia – The authorities seized a car loaded with amounts of explosives and detonators before entering Jableh city in Lattakia countryside, SANA reported.

The authorities asserted the two persons who were inside the car.

Last October, authorities managed to dismantle two car bombs that terrorists were trying to sneak into Lattakia city and arrested members of the terrorist group responsible for rigging the two cars with explosives.

More terrorists, including leaders, killed in army operations

Provinces – The terrorist organizations are losing more of their members, including groups’ leaders, as the army units continue operations against their positions, backed by the air force, SANA reported.


The terrorist leader of the so-called “Liwaa al-Nassr” group, who is named Aqil Jumaa, and four of his fellows were killed in a special army operation in the surroundings of al-Kouz Mountain in the northern countryside of Lattakia province.

Al-Moallem to O’Brein: National Reconciliation a Priority to Restore Security, Stability to Syria


DAMASCUS, (ST)-Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem has reiterated that Syria’s program to restore Security and Stability to the country gives national reconciliation a priority.

Al-Moallem made the remarks during his meeting on Sunday with the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O'Brien. He stressed that the Syrian government is keen on meeting the basic needs of the Syrian citizens who have kept steadfast in their battle against terrorism.

He affirmed the importance that concerned UN organizations be committed to its humanitarian and relief work.

The Cabinet: Homs terrorist attack will not stop reconciliation track

Damascus – The Cabinet condemned the terrorist bombing that rocked Homs city earlier today and left civilian casualties.

This “cowardly” terrorist attack came in retaliation for the local reconciliations taking place in Homs province, said a statement by Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi, referring to a most recent settlement agreement that will ensure clearing al-Waer neighborhood of weapons and gunmen, SANA reported.

Foreign Ministry: Continued silence over crimes of terrorists emboldens them

Damascus - The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Saturday sent two identical letters to the UN Secretary-General and the head of the Security Council stressing that the continued silence vis-à-vis the crimes of the armed terrorist organizations in Syria has become a source of encouragement for specific regimes in the region, SANA reported.

The ministry called on the UN Security Council and the Secretary General of the United Nations to condemn terrorist acts and shoulder responsibility in combating terrorism and uprooting it.

The army establishes control over new villages in Aleppo

Provinces – The army advanced in the southern countryside of Aleppo where its units have established control over new villages, while the military operations against terrorist organizations in other areas across the country are going on, SANA reported.


Army units and backing forces established full control over the villages of Mreikes, Abu Rowail, Qreihiyeh, al-Sa’ibiyeh, Dalameh south of al-Arabae’en Mountain in the southern countryside ofAleppo Province.