Mortars on Damascus and suburb kill 5

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Terrorists have fired mortar rounds on Jaramana city outside Damascus and on Kashkol quarter in Damascus, killing at least five civilians, the official news agency (SANA) reported Tuesday.

The agency clarified that four mortar rounds- fired by terrorists- hit al-Hemsi quarter in Jaramana city in Damascus countryside, killing almost three civilians and wounding at least seven others.

Syrian Arab army locked in battles with terrorist groups on several fronts

PROVINCES,(ST)_Syrian warplanes have bombed ISIL and al-Nusra Front  positions in Aleppo and Hama, according to media reports.

The reports said today that Syrian airstrikes targeted positions of the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' ISIL in Terkman town in northern Aleppo countryside and al-Nusra Front sites in western countryside of the same province and in Halfaya city in Hama countryside.

Syria's Obligations towards OPCW Met

The OPCW Director-General, Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, has recently reported to the Executive Council that 100% of all Category 1 chemicals declared by the Syrian Arab Republic, totaling approximately 1,040 tonnes, have now been verified as destroyed.  This includes 133 tonnes of Isopropanol previously destroyed on-site in Syria.

According to a statement by OPCW, the Director-General reported OPCW inspectors have also verified that 70% of approximately 260 tonnes of Syria’s Category 2 chemicals have been destroyed as well, and in total, 94% of its entire declared stockpile. He said work continues to complete destruction of remaining chemicals at four facilities in Finland, the United Kingdom, the United States and eventually, the destruction of effluent from the Cape Ray in Germany.

Jaafari: terrorist groups recruit children in their operations, the UN did not move to expose violations

NEWYORK,(ST)_ Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that terrorist groups in Syria recruit children in their terrorist operations after brainwashing, in special camps and that relevant UN organs did not move to expose these abuses against the Syrian child and did not check messages and documents Syrian presented on the subject.

Syrian Arab army hits ISIL training camp in Raqqa, conducts operations in Quneitra countryside

PROVINCES,(ST)_Syrian Army has carried out a series of concentrated operations in southern countryside of Quneitra, hit ISIL training camp in Raqqa and clashed with terrorists in the heart of the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus.

According to the official news agency (SANA), the concentrated operations in southern countryside of Quneitra resulted in killing many terrorists and destroying their weapons, hideouts and vehicles.

Restoring Stability, Fighting Corruption New Government’s Top Priorities: Premier

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Restoring security and stability to Syria, fighting corruption, launching reconstruction and improving the living conditions of the Syrian citizens are among the new government’s top priorities, Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has stressed.

Mikdad : Closing chemicals file would not be completed without Syria Serious Response

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Dr. Faisal Mikdad met yesterday  Sigrid Kaag head of the UN joint mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons, and her accompanying delegation in the framework a farewell visit to Syria, marking the termination of the work of the joint mission by the end of this September.

Talks dealt with the achievements and the significant progress realized in the framework of Syria's implementation of its obligations after its accession to the Chemical Weapons prohibition organization.
 Dr. Mikdad stressed that closing the file of chemicals in Syrian would not be achieved without Syria's seriousness in dealing with this file, at the instructions of President Bashar al-Assad, on the need to implement Syria's  obligations towards the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.