Lt. Gen. Ayyub : Conspiracy in its Final Stage

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ Under the patronage of Chief of the army General Staff Lt. Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayyub ,a celebration was held yesterday marking the graduation of a batch of special task- men .
The graduates carried out a compound training combat that mimics the nature of the terrorist aggression and demonstrated a high level of skill and fitness , cooperation and harmony and the ability to handle all situations , attitudes and methods that may be used by terrorists .

The graduates also excelled in implementing practical exercises that showed their efficiency and high capability in dealing with special functions.

In a speech he delivered , Lt. Gen. Ayub conveyed President Bashar al-Assad 's greetings to the graduates , stressing that achieving victory at the hands of the Syrian Army became close and the conspiracy is in its final stage .
He explained that Syria was targeted only because of its persistence to maintain national and pan - Arab principles and commitment to resistance in defending Arab rights and interests.

Lt .Gen. Ayoub noted the efforts made by the trainers in the rehabilitation of graduates and high level of morale readiness displayed by graduates , especially under the circumstances in which Syria is exposed to the treacherous war of the international and regional evil forces and their takfiri terrorist tools.
He urged the graduates to translate what they have learnt in the field through taking part with their colleagues in the elimination of the armed terrorist groups .

The graduates, in turn , confirmed their determination to continue hard work to preserve country 's pride and dignity .
At the end of the ceremony ,the army chief of staff distributed token awards to trainers and outstanding graduates.


T. Fateh

Scores of terrorists knocked out

PROVINCES, (ST)- Army units on Monday carried out military operations against terrorists' groupings  and dens, eliminating countless number of them and  destroying their weapons in several areas nationwide.

In Damascus,army units discovered two tunnels, the first tunnel is 70m length and the second tunnel is 150m length in the farms and groves to the south of Tishreen Hospital in Barzeh, eliminating armed terrorist groups in the neighborhood.

In Daraa,"army units eliminated armed terrorist groups, some members of which belong to Jabhat al-Nusra, destroying their weapons and ammunition in al-Mokhaiyam and the villages of Tafas, Nawa , Izra al-Hammadin,according to a military source.

The source addeds that an army unit destroyed a Pickup loaded with weapons and ammunition in Atman town.


Four children martyred  in Damascus mortar fire

 4 students were killed and when  mortar round fired by terrorists hit a school bus in Bab Sharqi area in Damascus,a local media reported.

Mohammad Mardini ,the Education Director in Damascus, who inspected the attack's scene,told a local daily that  that 4 students and the bus driver have been martyred in the attack, adding that 4 other students and two superintendents who were in the bus have been wounded.

Moreover, 11 children have been wounded due to terrorist attacks with mortar rounds on al-Qassaa' neighborhood.

"a mortar shell fired by terrorists hit John of Damascus School in al-Qassaa' neighborhood, wounding 11 children and causing material damage to the school building," said a source at Damascus Police Command.

The source also added  that an attack with two mortar shells caused material damage to the Holy Cross Church in al-Qassaa' neighborhood, as terrorists targeted with a mortar round the Kyrillos Church, causing no casualties.

A mortar round also hit Aleppo Street, causing material damage to 6 cars in the area.



Corruption Should be Uprooted- Premier

DAMASCUS, (ST) - Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has affirmed the government's keenness to uproot all components of corruption within the Syrian society, ministries, government and nongovernment institutions.

The Premier, who was chairing a meeting on Sunday for the leading staff of the Central Commission for Control and Inspection, stressed the need to adopt preventive measures against corruption so as to immunize the society and achieve social justice among citizens.

He urged the commission to improve the performance of its control systems in a way that achieves equality and keeps the state's financial resources.

"The government is mobilizing the national potentials to combat corruption, the plague which hit many state institutions," the Premier said, pointing out that crises produce more corrupted people.

He added that the aim of the meeting is to evaluate the performance of the commission and to see whether the new tasks go in harmony with the government's policy to embodying citizens' aspirations in applying accountability against all who are involved in corruption without exceptions or immunity to anyone.

Al-Halqi urged the staff of the Commission to lay the foundation of a more effective performance that attains social justice and equality of opportunities, stressing the government's readiness to provide all requirements of success.

He asserted the important role of civil society, media and education and religious institutions in helping control bodies fight corruption trough immunizing society and enhancing the noble values and principles of the Syrian citizens.

H. Mustafa   

Mufti Underlined Teachers Role in Renewable Syria

TARTOUS,(ST)_ The Republic 's Grand Mufri  Dr. Ahmad Badr al-Din Hassoun , called on  teachers to assume their historic responsibility to build man  in renewable  Syria by  focusing  on ethics advocated  by heavenly messages .

During a meeting yesterday  with  Education cadres in the  governorate of Tartous Mufti Hassoun noted  to the importance of the role played by  teachers as holders of a message of education and man-made building at a stage , where Syria stands  steadfast in the face of a sectarian project, defending its position  as the cradle of civilizations
The Grand Mufti of the Republic added that Syria  was able to withstand the conspiracy,  thanks to the solidarity of  its people  and foiling  what was planned by the enemies of Syria, noting hostile schemes which  are trying to ignite a religious and  sectarian  war and sow the seeds of division ,  as well as the bombings committed in  several  countries in the world by  individuals from  countries of the Western - backed thought and policy .

Dr. Hassoun  noted that Syria has achieved in recent years,  important economic and  educational achievements  , but was shocked by the  fierce onslaught that targeted its economy and caused the emergence of a class that would  destroy social  and religious values ,  calling to take advantage of the conditions of security and safety in many areas , through attracting citizens  and carry out development projects .

Moreover, at a ceremony in honor of 64 martyrs of the working class and a seminar entitled "Reading in the political Syrian scene " Mufti Hassoun  emphasized Syria 's  steadfastness in the face of 83 countries wanted Syria to  remain in a mess and disorder.


T. Fateh

Mikdad receives PLO delegation

DAMASCUS, (ST)- "Syria will continue to defend the Palestinian people's rights until liberating their land and establishing their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital, "underscored Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad.

Mikdad's remark was made  during a meeting he held on Sunday with a delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee (PLO) headed by the Committee's member Zakariya al-Agha.

"being the central cause of the Arab nation , Syria is keen on the Palestinian cause. The targeting of Palestinian camps in Syria by the terrorists is a  clear  evidence of the deep coordination between Israel and the terrorists within the war waged against the country," affirmed Mikdad.

Al-Agha ,for his part, highlighted  the Palestinian leadership's keenness on Syria's territorial integrity and security.

"a peaceful solution to the crisis in Syria is the only solution,"asserted al-Agha.


Armed Forces Achieve Fresh Victories in Confronting Terrorists

PROVINCES, (ST)-Units of the armed forces on Saturday controlled the areas of Brigade 80, the FM station, the RODCO Company, aL-Manar gas station and Falaha factories in the countryside of Aleppo After destroying the last terrorists gatherings there.

A military source told a local media that the army units destroyed a large number of terrorists' weapons and ammunitions and defused hundreds of explosive device, which were planted by terrorists to hinder the army advance.

In Deir Ezzor, units of the armed forces eliminated gatherings of Jabhat al-Nusra amid carrying out military operations in the areas of al-Rushdiya and al-Hamidiya. 

The source pointed out that the  ringleader of the so-called terrorist group" al-Muhajrein Brigade" was killed during a clash with another terrorist group affiliated to the so-called "Islamic State in Iraq and Sham"  near Mhaimdiyeh village in Deir Ezzor countryside.

A unit of the armed forces destroyed a number of boats loaded with weapons and ammunitions destined to the so-called “Ahrar al-Sham movement” and confiscated 5 others in al-Rastan lake in Homs countryside.

The source reported that terrorists were attempting to transport weapons and ammunitions to support the armed terrorist groups in al-Rastan and al-Houla, who suffered heavy losses by the Syrian army.

In Idleb countryside, a unit of the armed forces confronted an armed terrorist group that tried to attack a military post in Jisr al-Shughour, leaving all members dead and wounded.

The army units also carried out military operations in the villages and towns of Idleb during which the terrorists' weapons and ammunitions were destroyed.

O. al-Mohammad

Terrorists kill MP Mijhem al-Saho

DEIR  EZZOR, (ST)- Mijhem al-Saho , the People's Assembly member ,was assassinated on Saturday by alQaeda-affiliated terrorist group  "the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant(ISIL),

near al-Sukhna area on Deir Ezzor-Palmyra road ,according to the state-run news agency.

It is to be noted that the said terrorist group abducted al-Saho  several days before killing him.

Mijhem al-Saho was born in 1963 in Hjein town in Deir Ezzor countryside.