FM: Syria Strongly Condemns EU Insistence to Proceed the Policy of Deception and Hypocrisy

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said that "the Syria strongly condemns the insistence of the European Union to proceed with the policy of deception and hypocrisy concerning Syria and the growing threat of terrorism against the region’s stability and international peace and security."

Syrian Arab army conducts series of concentrated operations in many areas

PROVINCES,(ST)_Army units have carried out a series of concentrated operations against terrorist groupings in more than 65 areas in Daraa, Quneitra, Idlib, Aleppo and Der Ezzour and outside Damascus and Homs.

According to the official news agency (SANA), the operations resulted in killing large numbers of terrorists and destroying a lot of their cars and weapons.

ISIL crucifies five civilians in Der Ezzour

DER EZZOUR,(ST)_Terrorists affiliated to the so-called the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) have crucified five civilians in towns of Mohsin and Jded Ekidat in Der Ezzour province after killing them, according to the official news agency (SANA).

The agency made clear that the ISIL-linked terrorists killed three civilians, including two elderly men, from town of Mohsin and crucified them in the main square over accusation of apostasy.

Car bomb kills two civilians in Hama

HAMA,(ST)_A car bomb ripped through Mazraet Khares town west of Salameyeh city in Hama province, killing two civilians and wounding at least ten others, the official news agency (SANA) said on Sunday.

The agency quoted a police command source as saying: "A terrorist driving an armored car bomb infiltrated today at 3.00 am into Mazraet Khares town, around 10km east of Salameyeh city, and exploded the car at a quarter including 15 houses."

Terrorists kill at least civilian, wound 15 by mortar attacks on Damascus

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Terrorists have fired some 8 mortar rounds on several urban areas in Damascus, killing at least a civilian and wounding 15 others, according to a source at police command.

The source said today that a mortar round-fired by terrorists- hit Mawasem square in Zablatani area, killing at least a civilian and wounding three others.

Foreign Ministry Condemns French President's Insistence on Misinformation Campaign Against Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ "Syrian Arab Republic severely condemns the insistence of French President François Hollande in proceeding with misinformation campaign carried out by French government since the beginning of the ongoing crisis in Syria, which made his country {France} a direct accomplice in shedding the blood of the Syrian people," a source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said today.

"Hollande himself admitted, few days ago, providing arms and weapons to the terrorist organizations."

President Al-Assad: security, war against terrorist organizations and reconciliations

 DAMASCUS, (ST)_Security and war against terrorist organizations in parallel with continued national reconciliations should be the priority for the newly-formed government, underscored H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

Chairing a Cabinet meeting following the taking of the Constitutional Oath by its members, H.E. President Al-Assad pointed out to the remarkable achievements by the Syrian Armed Forces against terrorism ,calling on the government to learn by the lessons of the past phase as to evade the negatives. 

''the success of the government depends on gaining the citizens' trust through transparency, credibility and the citizen participation individually as well as through institutions and through the respect for the citizens' mind and dignity,'' added H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

President Al-Assad directed the government to pursue the search for sufficient means as to secure the flow of basic materials and services and support the sectors of agriculture, industry, public sector, and to continue the development of administrations, laws, and necessary mechanisms for this purpose.

H.E. President Al-Assad called on the government to accord necessary attention for morals, educational and cultural process as to improve it and surpass the consequences of the crisis on the coming generations and to work for the realization of equal development between city and countryside.

Reconstruction in all regions where security prevails following the cleansing of terrorists is of top importance, underlined H.E. President Al-Assad, calling on the government to take all measures as to achieve justice, prohibit monopoly and embezzlement, control prices, and fight against the crisis traders.

President Al-Assad reiterated the need for abiding to law,fighting corruption and holding corruptors accountable.

On his part, Premier Dr. Wael Naer Al-Halaqi asserted that the government is to work for the securing of the citizens' requirements and achieve their interests and provide all the needs for the steadfastness of the Syrians, including the support for the Army and Armed Forces as to continue in fighting terrorism and restoring stability and security to all of the Syrian Arab Republic territories.