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President al-Assad: Supporting National Reconciliation to stop bloodshed, Solve the Crisis by Syrian Efforts

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ President Bashar al- Assad met yesterday a number of dignitaries of rural Damascus who contributed to the reconciliation efforts in certain areas.

Discussions dealt with the steps that have been achieved in the reconciliation process in certain areas of rural Damascus and efforts to expand them to other parts of the province, following the positive effects of reconciliation on the conditions of citizens and their daily lives, where this experience proved success.

Syrian Arab Army Wards Off Attack on Aleppo Central Prison, Strikes Terrorist Groupings Outside Homs and Idleb

PROVINCES,(ST)_ Large numbers of terrorists were killed and injured in military operations in several areas outside Aleppo, Homs, Idleb and Daraa provinces, military sources said on Wednesday.

The sources were quoted on the official news agency (SANA) as saying that the operations targeted terrorist groupings in al-Ramoseh, al-Layramon, the industrial city, Kafr Hamra, Hritan, Andan, Dar etEzzeh, Khan al-Asal, Handarat and al-Jandol in northern Aleppo province and in al-Dar al-Kabira, Hosh Hajjo and Edon in Talbeseh outside Homs province.

At Least 16 Civilians Wounded in Damascus by Mortar Attacks

DAMASCUS,(ST)_At least 16 civilians have been wounded by mortar attacks on several urban areas in Damascus, according to the official news agency (SANA).

The agency said today that a shell- fired by terrorists- landed on a house in the old Mazzeh near “al-Zahra’a” Mosque where four members of a family, including eight-year old child, were wounded.

Twelve more civilians were wounded when several shells-fired by terrorists- hit al-Zablatani, al-Qassa’a and al-Abbaseyen quarters.

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Gunmen Start Leaving Old Homs: Governor

HOMS-Governor of Homs Talal Barazi on Wednesday said that the first batch of gunmen started to leave the districts of old Homs after all necessary arrangements were made.

Barazi told SANA reporter that the exit of gunmen will be accompanied by reconciliation efforts to make Homs free of weapons and gunmen.

"Keen efforts are being exerted to involve the entire city's districts not only Old Homs," the governor said.

He added that "following the exit process some army and armed forces units are to comb the area, dismantle the explosive devices and mines placed by the terrorist groups and remove the sand barriers.

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President al-Assad, Mrs. Al-Assad Received Martyrs daughters, Sons

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ Marking the Martyrs Day of May 6th anniversary President Bashar al- Assad and Mrs. Asma al-Assad yesterday met daughters and sons of martyrs.

“Martyrs Day is dear, and means a lot to us, and we have been always feel proud of our martyrs, who protected the homeland, and their families everywhere in the homeland,” President al-Assad said.

“Each and every one of you should be proud of his father, who gave his blood for the sake of the homeland,” the President noted, adding, “if all people are strong, solid and not scared, like you and your families, we would eventually be victorious against terrorists.

Armed Forces Mark Martyrs' Day, Vow to Hunt Down Terrorists Nationwide

DAMASCUS,(ST)_The  Armed forces have marked Martyrs' Day amid continuation of military operations against foreign-backed terrorist groups on all fronts to restore stability and security to the country.

Commanders of the army units and heads of military institutions said in speeches delivered on this occasion that Martyrs' Day, which falls on April 6th, , summarizes the Arab history which is copious with honorable examples of martyrdom for the sake of defending land and dignity

 Speakers also stressed that President Bashar Al-Assad had followed suit his father's path in attaching great importance to martyrs' families.

"People's unity and support for the Syrian Arab army are the catalysts for Syria's steadfastness and the army's successive victories on the ground," the speakers said.

They vowed to fulfill their national duty in tracking down the Takfiri terrorist groups and everyone  who tries to harm Syria's firm principles.

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Syrian Arab Army Combs Mliha Town Outside Damascus, Inflicts Big Losses Upon Terrorists in Aleppo

PROVINCES,(ST)_Army units are combing al-Mliha town in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus and inflict big losses upon foreign-backed terrorists on Sheikh Najjar-Brij axis in Aleppo province, according to the official news agency (SANA)

The agency said today that a factory for making explosive devices and mortar shells was found during the mopping up operation in the quarters of the strategic al-Mliha town outside Damascus.

It added that many terrorists were killed and injured on the outskirt of the town and in a series of operations in Duma, Jobar and near al-Dmeir areas in Damascus countryside.