Rallies in Lattakia ,Idlib in support of Army

Lattakia, Idlib (ST) – Thousands of Lattakia and Idlib residents  staged mass rallies   in supporting the Syrian Arab Army and stressing adherence to the firm national principles.

The participants in the rallies hoisted carried the national flag and banners stressing their appreciation of the Syrian people and the Syrian Arab Army's sacrifices in confronting the conspiracy and expressing their adherence to the nationalistic and pan-Arab principles.

They  voiced allegiance to President al-Assad's leadership who constitutes, together with the Syrian army, the Syrians' hope  to overcome  challenges facing it, expressing confidence that President al-Assad will steer Syria to the shores of safety.

The participants affirmed that the Syrian official delegation to Geneva is the true representative of the interests of the Syrian people, calling for mobilizing capabilities to roll back the conspiratorial project which is on its last legs thanks to the steadfastness of the Syrian people and sacrifices of the Syrian army.

They  held Erdogan's government and the Gulf regimes responsible for the bloodshed in Syria and lashed out at the disinformation media campaign against Syria and Western support to terrorists.

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611 civilians evacuated from old Homs

Homs, (ST) _"Homs province is ready to offer full support and aid to evacuate children, women  and elderly people from the old city of Homs plus delivering humanitarian aid to those who prefer to stay there, "Homs governor Talal Barazi told the state-run news agency.

Barazi asserted that 611 civilians, who were besieged in the old city of Homs, have been evacuated Sunday.

Sunday's evacuation was the second in three days in compliance between governor of Homs and the UN resident representative in Syria.

Barazi  said that there is a study to expand the process of evacuation for extra 3 days for those who wish to come out of the old city.

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Information Minister: Our Participation in Geneva Conference Motivated by Syria's Higher National Interests

 DAMASCUS- Information Minister Omran al-Zou'bi has said that the official Syrian delegation will return to Geneva to try again to create a political track leading to tangible results that satisfy all parties, stressing that going ahead in the political track to attain a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria has been Syria's top option since the beginning of the aggression on the country in 2011.

Interviewed by "al-Ekhbariyya" TV, al-Zou'bi said "we took part in the first round of Geneva2 conference despite the fact that we weren't part in forming Geneva1 communiqué and the fact that the so-called opposition coalition wasn't a representative of other opposition parties. We were motivated by Syria's higher national interests and by our keenness to produce a Syrian-Syrian dialogue under a Syrian leadership and umbrella."

"The decision of accepting Geneva conference results, if any, will be subjected to the popular will in Syria through a general referendum," the minister said.

"We insist on the political solution which is a difficult complicated process that also needs time, but we will spare no effort to produce a political settlement," he added.

Al-Zou'bi pointed out that by fighting terrorism, Syria is not defending itself only but defending all the Arab countries against terrorist takfiri thinking which will be a threat to all, stressing that Syria has warned that the support being provided to terrorists in Syria will hit back the countries which support terrorism, particularly, Saudi Arabia.

The minister affirmed "Saudi Arabia is financing and arming terrorists of all world nationalities. It keeps hosting media stations that incite terrorism and sedition and urge killing," warning that unless Saudi Arabia stops its support to terrorism, its decision to punish the Saudis, who go to fight outside the kingdom, will be useless.

Al-Zou'bi also said that the Turkish government of Erdogan should also realize how guilty it was when it supported terrorism in Syria and facilitated terrorists' infiltration into Syria across its borders.   

On the other hand, the minister hailed the efforts being exerted by concerned Syrian security authorities to chase terrorists who have been endangering the lives of innocent Syrians nationwide, referring in this regard to uncovering and arresting the masterminds and perpetrators of the terrorist attack which recently targeted the Syrian Radio and TV General Commission Building.

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Syrian Arab army repel attack on airbase—competent authorities nab terrorists assassinated official in Daraa

PROVINCES,(ST)_The competent authorities have arrested the armed terrorist group that assassinated anofficial in Daraa province, as the army units repelled attack on Abo al-Dhohor airbase in Idleb province and targeted terrorist groupings outside Damascus, Aleppo and Lattakia provinces.

According to the official news agency, the competent authorities, in cooperation with Qarfa town's locals, arrested on Saturday the terrorist group that assassinated the town's mayor Eng. Ali Mohammad al-Ghazali.

Israeli-made explosive device

Yester night, the terrorist groups detonated an Israel-made explosive device attached to the official's car causing the martyrdom of Eng.al-Ghazali and wounding his 14-year old son.

Another explosive device was detonated by terrorists today in al-Kornish quarter in al-Qameshli city in al-Hassaka province were a citizens was martyred and 3 others wounded, according to a Police Command source.

While in Jabal al-Sha'er outside Palmyra, the terrorists' bid to detonate 4 explosive devices, planted near Gas Company, was foiled.

11 cars destroyed

Around 199km to the north-west of Palmyra, precisely in Hama province, the competent authorities confiscated various types of weapons inside a hideout for terrorists in Ein al-Lozeh quarter. Several terrorists were nabbed there.

The terrorists lost more weapons when the army units destroyed more than 11 cars equipped with heavy machineguns and an arms cache in eastern countryside of the same province [Hama] and in the northern countryside of Lattakia.

Dozens of terrorists, including a ringleader, were reportedly killed when the cars were destroyed in the said area.

Qatari, Saudi and Kuwaiti terrorists

More terrorists, some of Qatari, Saudi and Kuwaiti nationals, died in operations in towns of Ein al-Ashra, al-Rawda and Belleh in the northern countryside of Lattakia province.

Meanwhile, the army units pressed ahead with military operations against terrorist groupings in around 50 restive areas outside Damascus, Daraa and Idleb provinces and in Aleppo and Der Ezzour provinces.

They, in addition, warded off an attack by terrorists on Abo al-Dhohor airbase outside Idleb province. Many terrorists were eliminated.

Syria is fighting terrorism exported from around 83 countries.

The US, France, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar sponsor the terrorist groups operating in Syria, world media reports say.

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Damascus Appeals for Stopping Politicizing Chemical File

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Syria has called for stopping politicizing its Chemical file and take the complicated security circumstances the country is going through into account.

The call was made in a letter sent by Foreign and Expatriates Ministry on Saturday to the United Nations Security Council about the outcome of the council's meeting held on February 6th 2014 after a briefing given by Sigrid Kaag, the Special Coordinator of the joint mission of the UN and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The ministry said that Syria was exposed to unjust campaign by some member states of the UNSC, on top of which is the United States and its allies, during the discussion of the Syrian chemical file in February 6th-meeting.

It clarified that those states turned a blind eye to Syria's commitment to its obligations under the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Convention (PCWC) and to the current circumstances caused by the international and regional-backed terrorist war on the country.

Pressures

"The unjust campaign synchronized with the convention of the Geneva 2 meeting and Syria's positive stances in the meeting… This clear-cut escalation is an evidence of putting pressures on Syria to produce an effect on the Geneva2 talks," the ministry's letter read.

It added: "Those states that accuse Syria of failing to be committed  have not carried out their obligations after destroying their chemical weapons arsenals despite the fact that 10 years have elapsed since the deadlines and there are no security circumstances in those states."

Obstacles

The ministry asserted that the armed terrorist groups targeted the sites of Chemical weapons and the second cargo transfer on January 27, noting that many states refused to offer security equipment to Syria.

"Despite its humble capabilities, Syria bought some devices from nearby countries to implement measures related to transferring chemicals," the ministry said. 

Nonobjective charge

It affirmed Syria's keenness to complete the process of transferring a big quantity of chemicals as soon as possible.

The ministry appealed to the international community to shoulder its responsibility with respect to providing help to Syria to overcome the serious challenges that trigger delay in transferring the chemicals instead of charging the Syrian government in a nonobjective way.

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Jafaari : We will Go to Geneva with the same National Message

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, said that the Syrian delegation will go to Geneva with the same message concerning internal, Arab, Regional and international levels in order to involve the other side in a multi-faceted dialogue that meets the expectations of the Syrians.

In an interview to the Lebanese NBN TV yesterday , Jaafari expressed satisfaction over the first round of talks during which the Syrian official delegation mastered an excellent dialogue, acknowledged by western media, political analysts, and the UN delegation.

"We're looking forward to dialogue with a national opposition , with whom we share common denominators to maintain Syria's independence, sovereignty and unity, rejecting foreign interference, violence and terrorism and demanding the liberation of our occupied lands," Jaafari stressed.

He pointed out that the coalition delegation of the so-called "opposition" rejected all the papers submitted by the official delegation in the first round even before reading or discussing them and had an incorrect interpretation of what was proposed and therefore they reached wrong conclusions.

Al-Jaafari indicated that regardless to any transitional or permanent governing body , the current Syrian constitution will be in effect during any transitional period until elections or any other constitution submitted to be approved by the Syrian people.

"Each side interprets the Geneva communiqué in the way they desire… the Russia interpretation is different from the American interpretation which is also different from the interpretation of UN Envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi, while Syria has an objective interpretation,” he continued.

Al-Jaafari branded the new Saudi approach towards Saudi terrorists fighting in Syria as misleading and lacking seriousness as it only tackles one aspect of the issue, noting that this approach is similar to the statements of the British Prime Minister and Interior Minister who said they will withdraw the nationalities of 500 British terrorists fighting in Syria, describing such statements as motivating terrorists to "stay in Syria to kill Syrians as you have no other choice."

He asserted that Saudi Arabia, other Arab Gulf countries and the US must stop funding, arming and supporting terrorists in Syria and should comply with the Security Council's counterterrorism resolutions, adding "it cannot be understood how the US includes “al-Nusra Front” and the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham on its list of terrorist organizations while announcing it will continue arming terrorist groups in Syria."

Al-Jaafari pointed out that since the crisis began in Syria, the Syrian government sent around 500 letters to the UN and to the UN Security Council, , with almost 269 of these evident letters are related to counterterrorism, adding that these letters made the countries which support terrorism to change their position from denial of the existence of terrorism in Syria to acknowledging this very presence.

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Chants ring out in support of Syrian army in several provinces

 Damascus Countryside, (ST)- Citizens of al-Ghizlaniyeh village, Naher Eisha, Biyader Nader and al-Dahadil neighborhoods in Damascus and its Countryside on Saturday staged a huge mass rallies in support of Syria’s firm national principles and the Syrian army against  terrorism.

Elsewhere, families of al-Qawas neighborhood in al-Wa'er in Homs took to the streets to show support to the Syrian army in fighting the armed terrorist groups.

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