Syrian army kills 64 terrorists from ‘Jaish al-Fateh’ plus al-Nusra Front Emir

PROVINCES,(ST)_Syrian army has killed over 64 terrorists from the ‘Jaish al-Fateh’ [Army of the conquest] plus several al-Nusra Front ringleaders in Idleb and Hama.

According to a military source, over 12 terrorists were eliminated in intensified air strikes carried out by Syrian warplanes against terrorist organizations in towns of al-Swagheyeh, Bennesh and Kalli and on the outskirts of al-Fo’a town in the northeastern countryside of Idleb.

Lavrov affirms need for unifying Syrian opposition to hold dialogue with government


Moscow – Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov on Monday met with a number of Syrian opposition parties, discussing the need for unifying the Syrian opposition in a constructive manner as to hold effective dialogue with the Syrian government.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Syrian opposition figures expressed appreciation for the efforts exerted by Russia to encourage a peaceful settlement for the crisis in Syria through a Syrian-Syrian dialogue based on Geneva communiqué without foreign interference, SANA reported.

Ceremony for naming park after Kim Il-sung held in Damascus


DAMASCUS  – The Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in Damascus held a ceremony on Monday for naming a park in Kafrsouseh neighborhood in Damascus after Kim Il-sung and inaugurating a memorial a monument in the street bearing the same name in the neighborhood.

The ceremony was held to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the DPRK and forming the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), SANA reported.

Member of the Al-Baath Arab Socialist Party and had of the Syrian-Korean friendship association Fairouz Moussa delivered a speech during the ceremony, saying that this event emphasizes the relations between the two countries, voicing appreciation for the DPRK’s support for the Syrian people.

Information Minister to European delegation: International alliance against ISIS a huge lie


DAMASCUS  – Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi stressed the need for a true social and parliamentary action in Europe to expose terrorist organizations that are expanding and spreading their vindictive mentality of indiscriminate violence.

Meeting the delegation of Dutch and Belgian political activists currently visiting Syria, al-Zoubi questioned the European Union’s policy towards Syria, wondering whom does it serve and if it’s logical for the EU to impose sanctions on a state and army that are fighting terrorism, SANA reported.

Terror attacks on Damascus and towns in Idleb kill 6

PROVINCES,(ST)_ Terrorist organizations fired mortar rounds on al-Fo’a and Kefraya towns in Idleb countryside and on residential areas in Damascus, killing at least 6 persons and wounding several others.

According to the official news agency (SANA), terrorist organizations killed today 6 persons, including a child, in a mortar attack on on al-Fo’a and Kefraya towns in Idleb countryside.

ISIL Terrorists Destroy Major Parts of Historical Temple of Bel in Palmyra

HOMS, (ST)- In a new crime against the Syrian cultural heritage, the takfiri terrorists of the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Levant” (ISIL) have destroyed major parts of the Palmyra’s ancient temple of Bel which dates back to 32 AD. The crime comes in less than 10 days after ISIL destroyed Bal Shamin temple in Palmyra, the UNESCO-listed city and killed chief Syrian archeologist Khaled al-Ass’ad.

 Reliable local sources told SANA correspondent in Homs that the extremist ISIL terrorists yesterday detonated over 30 tons of explosives in the temple, located in the country’s central province of Homs, causing severe damage to the temple.

The richly decorated temple of Bel is located immediately outside the city’s main area.

Syrian army kills 34 terrorists north of Lattakia, strikes ‘Jaish al-Fateh’ hideouts in Idleb

PROVINCES,(ST)_Syrian army has killed over 34 terrorists in Lattakia countryside and has recaptured more areas inside Zabadani city in Damascus countryside, military sources confirmed on Monday.

The sources clarified that army units killed 25 terrorists during clashes with armed terrorist groups infiltrated into military posts in Jabal al-Ghader and al-Folroloq area in the northern countryside on Lattakia.