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Terrorists Kill Child and Wound 60 Others by Mortar Attacks on Schools in Damascus

PROVINCES,(ST)_Dozens of children have been victims of today's terrorist attacks in Damascus and  countryside, according to the official news agency (SANA).

The agency reported that two shells- fired by terrorist- struck the 'al-Manar' Basic Education School in Bab Tuma quarter and Schools Complex near Mar Elias Church in al-Dwel'a quarter in Damascus province. 

At least a child was martyred and 60 other civilians, mostly children, wounded by the mortar attacks that hit the schools, the health minister declared.

Haidar: West's Severing of Diplomatic Ties with Syria Historical Mistake

DAMASCUS, (ST)-By severing diplomatic ties with Syria, the West has committed historical mistake, National Reconciliation Minister Ali Haidar has stressed.

Haidar, who was speaking to journalists following a meeting yesterday with Isolde Moylan, the Irish Ambassador accredited in Syria but resident in Cairo, said the "West is trying to come from backdoors to correct its mistake." 

The minister said "the Irish ambassador didn't carry any political message, she only wanted some points to be clarified and she has got the answer."

Information Minister: Targeting al-Manar TV Team New Crime of Takfiri Terrorism in Syria

DAMASCUS- Armed terrorist groups on Monday targeted the press vehicles of al-Manar TV crew covering the Syrian Arab Army's operations in Maaloula of Damascus countryside. The attack claimed the lives martyrs: Mohammad Mantash, a photographer, Hamza Haj Hasan, a reporter and Halim Allaw, a technician.

The Syrian government, the Presidency Media Office and all the Syrian media institutions condemned the crime and extended their condolences to al-Manar TV and the families of the martyrs.

FM Statement: Syria Holds US, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Terrorist Organizations Responsible for Chemical Weapons Crimes

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ In two identical letters to the UN Secretary -General and President of the UN Security Council yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates stressed that countries partners in the conspiracy against Syria, particularly the US, France, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have sought since the beginning of the crisis to create pretexts justifying continued aggression against Syria, noting the unjust campaign led by those countries when accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons in East Gouta massacre on 08,21,2013, which claimed the lives of dozens of Syrians.

Peace supporters conclude their visit to Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Following Five Days visiting Syria, the International Peace Supporters delegation concluded to the country.

In a press conference held today at DamaRose hotel Mairead Maguir, Head of the delegation thanked the people of Syria for their hospitality, apologized for not visiting some other areas in Syria due to security reasons.

Maguir delivered a statement during the conference as follows:

"Dear friends:

Syrian Arab Army Regains Control of Maaloula and al-Sarkha Towns Plus Mount Chalma

PROVINCES,(ST)_The army units have flushed out foreign-backed terrorist  groups from the ancient town of Maaloula and al-Sarkha town in Damascus countryside and regained control over Jabal Sal Drin [ well known as Mount Chalma] in Lattakia countryside, according to military sources.

The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said in a statement released today: "Units of the Syrian Arab army, in cooperation with the National defense forces, restored today morning stability and security to towns of Maaloula, al-Sarkha and al-Jobbeh in al-Qalamoun area and took control over the surrounding hills and highlands after eliminating large numbers of terrorists and destroying their criminal tools." 

Terrorists Blast Car Bomb in Homs, Batter Shelter and Urban Areas

PROVINCES,(ST)_Foreign-backed terrorists have detonated a car bomb in central Homs province and launched more than 20 shells on several urban areas in Damascus countryside, the official news agency (SANA)reports.

The car bomb explosion took place today in a busy street in Ekrima quarter where at least 4 civilians were martyred and 30 others wounded.

A source at Homs Governorate told the official agency's reporter that terrorists exploded the car bomb after parking it near a cosmetic shop  in the 'al-Oshaq' Street in Ekrima quarter.