Friends of Syria meeting in Jordan is gathering of "enemies of Syria" ,says Suleiman

AMMAN,(ST)-"It is a meeting of Syria's enemies, or friends of Israel," the Syrian ambassador to Jordan, Bahjat Suleiman, said in a news conference hours before the "Friends of Syria" group meets in Amman .

Voice of Russia quoted Suleiman as saying :"those   who want to end the tragedy in Syria need to stop arming and training terrorist gangs in Syria. The war on Syria is unprecedented".

"Suleiman asserted that the Syrian government  was "defending itself and will continue to fight Israel's tools in the region".

"We understand the pressures that Jordan is facing, but the kingdom should not involve itself in the war on Syria. Amman's security is linked to Damascus's security," he said.


President Congratulates on Yemen National Day

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday sent a cable of congratulations  to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, President of the Republic of Yemen on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of Yemen National Unity Day.

On behalf of the Syrian Arab people and his own behalf, the President expressed most sincere congratulations and best wishes to President Hadi and the brotherly people of Yemen.


T. Fateh 

Syrian Arab army fight terrorists in four fronts

PROVINCES,(ST)_At least four fronts in Syria are witnessing intense fighting between units of armed forces and foreign-backed terrorist groups.

The fiercest fighting has broken out in al-Qsir city in the central Homs province where the armed forces are hunting down terrorists in the southern and northern areas and destroying several tunnels, which were used by terrorists to store weapons and ammunitions.

Unknown number of terrorists from al-Nusra Front  is reportedly killed in the fighting which coincided with dismantling tens of explosive devices planted by terrorists inside homes, public  utilities and on main roads in al-Qsir city.

In al-Wa'er area in the same province (Homs), the armed forces found a field hospital including medicines and medical equipment stolen from public and private hospitals in the province.

Terrorists' infiltration bids foiled

On the other hand, the armed forces repelled terrorists' bid to sneak from Lebanon through al-Sarhaneyeh, Heet, Bwit areas, north al-Qsir city, into Syria.

Another attempt to infiltrate into Syria from Jordan through several sites in the Southern Daraa province was also foiled.

Meanwhile, units of armed forces targeted terrorists' hideouts in Hajjera, Adra al-Balad, Jobar, Harasta, al-Jarba, al-Bahhareya, Qesa, Darayya, al-Nabk, Der Ateyeh, al-Kesweh, and Barzeh areas outside Damascus province.

A military source stressed that a lot of terrorists from al-Nusra Front and non-Syrian terrorists have been killed in the operations carried out in the said areas.

In the northern Aleppo province, the units of armed forces eliminated unknown number of terrorists during operations carried out against terrorist groupings near Meneg airport and central prison and in Khan al-Assal  al-Layramon, Betan al-Qaser, and Sheikh saeed areas.

At the same time, several terrorists' hideouts in Sermin city in Idleb province were pounded.

In the southern Daraa province, the units of armed forces clashed with terrorist groups in Daraa al-Balad, al-Shajara, al-Hrak and Sheikh Miskin areas ended in killing dozens of al-Nusra Front-affiliated terrorists.

Syria is facing a foreign-backed war that aims to weaken the Syrian Arab army and destroy national economy to serve Israel's interests in the region.

The US, France, Britain, Qatar, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia fund and support the terrorist groups, who perpetrate heinous crimes against citizen and destroy Syria's infrastructure


Syria calls on UNSC to put an end to Zionist entity's breaches

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Once again, Syria reiterates that it has the right to immediately respond to any breach of its sovereignty and territories under the UN charter, Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said.  

In a letter sent to the UN Security Council about Israel's recent violations of the Syrian sovereignty, the ministry said: "Today morning, an Israeli vehicle crossed the ceasefire line and headed towards the village of Ber Ajam inside a liberated area in the Golan where there are armed terrorist groups, so the Syrian armed forces destroyed the vehicle with everything that it had in it. Later on, Israel fired two heat rockets from Tal al-Faras in the occupied Golan towards the Syrian Arab Republic's territories."

The ministry  underscored that the two incidents are new breaches of the UN charter and the Disengagement agreement and an attack on Syria's sovereignty.  

"The Syrian Arab Republic has responded to this violation within the framework of practicing the right of self-defense under the UN charter," the letter read.

It reminded that the Syrian government has previously informed the UNSC about the Israel's violation acts and meddling in Syria's internal affairs.

Israel offers logistic support to the armed terrorist groups in Syria and in the Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) Zone, the ministry affirmed.

It called on the UNSC to fulfill its role in putting an end to the Israeli violation acts.

Basma Qaddour 

Cabinet :Army's Victories Pave the Way for Restoring Stability

DAMASCUS, (ST)- "the recent army's victories have sounded  positively on the internal situation, "said  Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi.

"the next stage needs further efforts from all walks life of Syria  in a bid to  prepare for the process of reconstruction after the crisis ends soon, "added al-Halqi.

Al-Halqi's remarks came during a meeting the cabinet held on Tuesday.

"victory is inching closer , the government will soon take serious economic measures that can enhance the capabilities of the national economy and reflect positively on the citizens' livelihood,"al-Halqi reiterated.

During its weekly session ,chaired by Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi , the cabinet lauded the great victories achieved by the Syrian army in its operations against the armed terrorist groups that will definitely pave the way for restoring security and stability to the homeland.

the cabinet highlighted the wide popular relief over these victories, referring to the positive impact they have on the national dialogue process.

Al-Halqi also hailed the positive outcomes of the meetings held by the ministerial committee entrusted with materializing  the political program to solve the crisis.

"needless to say that those meetings will lead to holding the national dialogue conference in Syria,"al-Halqi affirmed.

Ministers of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs and Internal Trade and Consumer Protection briefed the cabinet on the latest political developments on the Arab and international arenas and on the economic and service situation in the country as well.


Al-Laham receives Tunisian delegation

DAMASCUS, (ST)- "Syria is going ahead with its battle against terrorism and curbing the attempts of the foreign intervention  in its internal affairs, 'said Speaker of the People's Assembly, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham.

Al-Laham's remark  came during a meeting with a delegation of the popular parties in Tunisia on Tuesday.

"the Syrian people's steadfastness  and the Syrian army's sacrifices  foiled the schemes of the West and global imperialism that are aimed to undermine Syria's sovereignty and the independence of its national decision, "added al-Laham.

PA Speaker noted that the  terrorist groups ,operating in Syria, have begun to send SOS signals  as they are being defeated under the severe blows they receive every day at the hands of the Syrian army.

Al-Laham highlighted the importance of getting the Tunisian delegation acquainted with what is happening on the ground in Syria and conveying a real image to the brotherly people of Tunisia as  the Syrian media being blackout in a bid to prevent it from airing its message internationally.

Members of the Tunisian delegation, for  their part, voiced  solidarity with Syria in the face of the conspiracy targeting its pivotal role in the region and its approach of resisting hegemony and imperialism.


Army Destroys Enemy Vehicle Crossing Ceasefire Line: General Command

DAMASCUS, (ST) - The Syrian Arab Army destroyed an Israeli vehicle which entered from the occupied territories and crossed the ceasefire line towards the Liberated al-Quneitra village of Beir Ajam where a number of armed terrorist groups exist,  the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Command said that following the army operation, the Israeli enemy fired two thermal missiles from Tal al-Faras site towards an army position in al-Zibdiyeh village, but no casualties were reported.

"This blatant Israeli aggression affirms once again the Zionist entity's involvement in the ongoing events in Syria. It also indicates Israel's direct coordination with the armed terrorist groups aiming to raise their collapsed morals after they had received painful blows from the Syrian Army forces in different areas, particularly in al-Qseir," the General Command said.

It stressed that the army will firmly and immediately retaliate to any aggression targeting the country's sovereignty and that it will be ready to maintain the homeland's dignity.

H. Mustafa