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ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra suffer more losses, a 350 m tunnel destroyed in Damascus countryside

Provinces – The army units, backed by the air force, are inflicting more losses and casualties upon the terrorist organizations in various areas, leaving many of their members dead and destroying their centers and vehicles, SANA reported.


The army’s air force carried out last night a series of sorties and targeted hideouts and positions for Jabhat al-Nusra-linked terrorists in al-Latamneh town and Skeik village in the northern countryside of the central Hama province.

The airstrikes hit their targets and destroyed terrorists’ centers and vehicles equipped with machine guns and others carrying ammunition.

Opening Zionist Diplomatic Mission in Abu Dhabi a Stab in the Back of Palestinian People- PFLP

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Opening an Israeli diplomatic mission in the Emirati Capital Abu Dhabi is “a political crime” that indicates the political and moral decadence and the humiliating behavior of some Arab regimes, the Palestinian Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine- General Command (PFLP-GC) has underscored.

In a statement of which SANA got a copy yesterday, the Front said “the decision is a stab in the back of the Palestinian people and their intifada.” “The Palestinians expected these Arab regimes to partially amend their policy towards the Palestinian cause particularly as they have seen how the Israeli occupation forces kill the Palestinians and seek the Judaization of al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque, the Front added.

Army General Command: Turkish government ratchets up arms supplies for terrorists in exchange for oil

DAMASCUS - General Command of the Army and Armed Forces stressed that the Turkish government is providing terrorists with arms and ammunition in exchange for oil and artifacts robbed from Syria and Iraq at low prices.

The General Command said in statement: “We have certain information that the Turkish government recently increased support for terrorists and the level of supplying them with arms, ammunition and munitions to continue their criminal acts in exchange for oil and antiquities stolen from Syria and Iraq at low prices, taking advantage of the presence of terrorists whom it enabled to control border areas”, SANA reported.

Terrorist mortar attack leaves a civilian martared, others injured in Damascus

Damascus – A mortar attack on Saturday killed a civilian in Bab Touma neighborhood in Damascus.

Terrorists positioned in the farms of Eastern Ghouta fired a mortar round that fell in a main street in the neighborhood, leaving a civilian dead, SANA reported.

Three other civilians were injured in the attack, which also caused damaged to 4 cars parked in the site.

Army foils terrorist attacks on neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor

Provinces - Army units continued on Saturday military operations against the terrorists’ hideouts and gatherings in several provinces, eliminating huge numbers of terrorists and destroying their weaponry, SANA reported.

Deir Ezzor

The Army units clashed with terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and  Syria (ISIS) who were trying to attack many residential neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor  city and its military airport.

PM: Judicial reform is an urgent national need

DAMASCUS – The government is working on judicial reform that is an “urgent” need on the national level, Prime Minister Wael al-Halaqi said on Saturday.

Addressing the third Judicial Conference, al-Halaqi referred to the recent automation of judicial and administrative work as part of a series of measures taken by the government to the effect of achieving judicial reform, SANA reported.

Attention is paid to updating laws in place and the efforts to restore the judicial facilities damaged due to the terrorist organizations’ acts in Daraa, Damascus Countryside, Homs, Hama, Aleppo and Deir Ezzor, the Premier said.

Work is also underway to build new justice palaces in Damascus and Lattakia and expand the justice palace of Tartous, he added.

US-led coalition targets water pumping stations in Aleppo

Aleppo – The US-led international coalition, allegedly fighting ISIS, targeted Thursday water pumping stations in al-Khafseh area, east of Aleppo, causing them to go out of service.

Aleppo Water Establishment will immediately start the necessary maintenance measures to fix the damaged pumping stations so as to operate them again as quickly as possible, SANA reported.