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President al-Assad: Syrian People Along With Army Are Able to Curb occupation forces Adventurous

DAMASCUS, (ST)-President Bashar al-Assad received on Tuesday  Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salihi and the accompanying delegation.

Talks dealt with latest developments in the region and threats engulfed it in the wake of the last Israeli aggression on Syria.

"undoubtedly, Israel's last aggression is a clear evidence that it is not only the Israeli occupation involved  in the ongoing events in Syria but also western and regional countries," said President Bashar Al-Assad ,adding that Syria's people and the brave   army, who achieved remarkable achievements as regards combatting terrorism and takfiri groups  ,are definitely able to curb Israel's adventures which constitute one of the terrorism's dimensions that hit Syria daily.

Talks also dealt with the current cooperation ties between Syria and Iran and both countries' keenness to cement ties in all domains.

Salihi underscored that his country has denounced the flagrant Israeli aggression on Syria with strongest terms ,voicing his country's firm stance to words Syria against Israel's attempts to destabilize the region's stability .

Salihi stressed that it is time to deter the Israeli occupation from doing such aggressive acts against the region's nations.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Salihi stated "the meeting with President Bashar Al-Assad was fruitful as  a number of bilateral issues were tackled .Most importantly, I have discovered that things are OK in Syria thanks to the Syrian Army who regained many areas. Hopefully, Syria will restore stability soon.

"Syria and Iran's bilateral ties will continue in all fields .We are ready to increase aids to Syrians and rendering basic needs to them, "added Salihi.

"we are fully confident that Syria will emerge victorious as the right stands by the Syrian people and the Syrian government because it expresses the people's will .Over the past two years,the people's steadfastness and its support to the brave army and the government alike  have strongly contributed in Syria's steadfastness the savage attack," affirmed salihi.

Salihi expressed his optimism over Syria's future as it moves on the right path heading for victory .Iran will not accept any foreign intervention in Syria .The Syrian are only authorized to decide their future.

The Zionist entity flagrant aggression on Syria unveils the solid coordination between Israel and the mercenaries who are fighting the Syrian people.

For his part, Foreign and Expatriate Minister Waleed al-Muallem  said that Salihi's meeting with President Bashar Al-Assad was fruitful where viewpoints were identical thanks to the continuous consultations and coordination between the Syria and Iran leaderships  on the current situations.

In reply to a question on fears over waging war on Syria ,al-Muallem replied :"Syria has been facing an internal war for two years which is also a regional and international war targeting the Syria people, adding "we are familiar with this situation … we're not concerned but we're prepared to defend ourselves and our people."

On the possibility of revitalizing the mutual defense  agreement with Iran, al-Moallem said :" everyone must know that before and during the crisis in Syria, Iran's leadership and people stood alongside Syria to the extent  that we surpassed the mutual defense agreement,



Syrian Arab army take control of towns in Aleppo and Homs countryside

PROVINCES,(ST)_Calm restored to Banyas countryside amid reports of the Syrian Arab army's advance in the central and north provinces.

The two towns- al-Baida and Ra'as al-Nab'a - in Banyas countryside are now calm after the Syrian Arab Army defeated the armed groups there, according to the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV Channel.

While, the Damascus-based al-Watan newspaper focused on the army's advance in Ben Zayd alley in Aleppo province which is an important site to enter the west areas of the city. 

Locals told the paper: "the units of armed forces have started to cleanse homes in the alley, north-west Aleppo, from gunmen."

In the same north province, the armed forces captured Hrebil town, which is located on the road of the Aleppo International Airport, two days after cleansing 6 towns on the same road from terrorist groups.

SANA reported that big quantity of terrorists' weapons and ammunitions were destroyed in Aleppo countryside.

In Homs countryside, the units of armed forces took control of al-Sallomeyeh town and surrounding farms north al-Qsir countryside. 

Elsewhere, it was reported that the units of armed forces shelled today several hideouts of terrorists in Der Ezzour province and Idleb countryside.

Unknown number of terrorists is killed in the shelling, while other terrorists were killed during a quarrel between them broke out over sharing loots in Selqin city outside Idleb.

On the other hand, a unit of armed forces arrested two members of al-Nusra Front terrorist group and killed the others in an ambush in Htetet al-Terkman in the Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside.   

Other terrorists were also reportedly killed in al-Mleha and Ashrafeyet al-Wadi , Adra, Zamalka, Harasta, Doma, and Ein Tarma areas in the same province.

 Meanwhile, competent authorities, in cooperation with locals, seized weapons in a hideout of terrorists in al-Heffeh town in Lattakia countryside. 

In another development, terrorists fired a mortar shell on a residential area in al-Qassa'a in the capital.

The shell landed in al-Mawasem square left a woman wounded and damages at the scene.

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


Syrian hackers hit the Onion Twitter feed

The Twitter feed of satire website the Onion has fallen victim to hackers from the Syrian Electronic Army.

The attack is the latest in a series of takeovers by the group of media accounts on the micro-blogging service.

Other media organizations previously hit by the hackers include the BBC, Reuters, CBS, the Associated Press.

And the Syrian Electronic Army has claimed responsibility for attacks that send out messages in support of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

In a message sent to the New York Times, the hackers behind the attack said the article had "savaged" Syria and hurt the feelings of many people in the country. It accused the site of being "biased" and said it should stick to satire.

The Syrian Electronic Army has enjoyed a series of high-profile successes against the Twitter accounts of media groups and news organisations.

Its main tactic involves sending email messages containing a web link that takes victims to a fake Gmail or Outlook log-in page.

Any log-in details entered on the fake sites are captured and then used to access email inboxes and look for messages that contain passwords to corporate Twitter accounts.

As well as sending out messages to trick people into handing over details, the hackers have also defaced websites and tried to knock sites offline.


Syrian people's victory against the conspiracy is inevitable ,says al-Halqi

DAMASCUS, (ST) – " the Martyrs' Day is a landmark for the coming generations to come in Syria "asserted the cabinet in a session chaired by Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halqi on Teusday.

The Cabinet saluted the martyrs for their sacrifices to keep  the homeland proud and dignified  and saluted the armed forces and the internal security forces for their sacrificing .

During the session,al-Halqi  briefed attendees on the economic and political situation, lauding the achievements realized by  the Syrian Army as regards  pursuing the armed terrorist groups.

" the Syrian people's victory  against the conspiracy is inevitable, and those who are wagering on the collapse of the state and society of Syria are deluded as Syria is strong with its people and army and it will emerge out of the crisis soon thanks to the unity of the people and the army and the support of friends," al-Halqi underscored.

For his part, Governor of the Central Bank of Syria, Adib Mayaleh, briefed the cabinet on procedures taken  by the CBS to preserve the stability of the exchange rate of the Syrian pound.

"the Central Bank and the Monetary and Credit Council are able to face all economic confrontations,"Mayaleh stressed.

He made it clear that there is a package of monetary and financial procedures to boost the stability of the Syrian pound.


Erdogan Statements Against Syria on Martyrs Day Denied

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ A Media source confirmed on Monday "that statements by Prime Minister of the Justice and Development Party in Turkey , Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the occasion of Syria 's martyrs day, disregard religious human and moral values and confirm his government involvement with Israel against Syria ."

"Erdogan courage was clearly visible when his ambassador to Israel was insulted and when Israel attacked the Turkish Marmara ship.", the source questioned.

The source continued," that Erdogan courage is envisaged  in sending chemical weapons to terrorists in Syria, car bombs and in training extremists and terrorists who kill and destroy shrines and mosques and steal factories."

"The Government of the Justice and Development Party in Turkey makes the Turkish state carry a heavy burden it can not stand and the Turkish people should hold Erdogan and his gang accountable for that ." the source concluded.

On Sunday, Erdogan made hostile statements against Syria and its leadership before activists in a village in Ankara included, fabrications , lies and provocative statements to justify his government participation in shedding the blood of the Syrians and stealing their factories and oil.


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Iran Reiterates Support for Syria against Aggressors

TEHRAN, (ST) -Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdul Lahyan stressed Israel will pay for its blatant aggression against Syria.

During a meeting with Syria's Ambassador in Tehran Dr. Adnan Mahmoud on Monday, Lahyan added that the Israeli brutal aggression came to compensate for the defeats of armed terrorist groups after they were hit by the Syrian Arab Army, explaining that the Israeli aggression against positions in Syria reinforces Iran will to fully support Syria until its security and stability are restored.

He pointed out that Syria 's enemies must be aware that their efforts to undermine Syria will never be materialized and that their support for terrorism will rebound on them.

For his part, Ambassador Mahmoud stressed close link between terrorist organizations , Israel and regional and Western countries that support terrorism in service of the Israeli agenda to weaken the resistance front in the region.


He noted that all the stormy events , targeted the region in the last decade, proved solidarity of the axis of resistance and its ability to defeat the American Israeli plans.

Meantime, spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry Ramin Mehmanparast reiterated that the Syrian people are solely responsible for self-determination through free elections away from the interference of foreign powers that want to impose their agenda on the Syrian people and the region.

Fars news agency quoted Mehmanparast as saying in an interview in the southwestern of the country in Ahvaz city that what Syria is witnessing has nothing to do with internal issues , rather there are specific political goals behind, the most important is to eliminate any danger threatening the Zionist entity.


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Families of Interior Security Forces Martyrs honored

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ Commemorating values of martyrdom and martyrs the Ministry of the Interior on Monday honored several families of security forces members killed by armed terrorist groups.

During the ceremony, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim al-Shaar said " Syria is strong by the determination of its people and martyrs who sacrificed themselves in defending the homeland," pointing out hostile media role in falsifying facts and fabricating news that plant strife and shed Syrian blood, funded by Arab and Western sides.

"Thanks to sacrifices of the army and internal security forces , terrorists suffer great losses and thereby resorted to acts of bombing and sabotage , claiming lives of innocent citizens," the minister said,  stressing that " terrorists brutality will not discourage Syria 's heroes from abiding to the sacred duty to challenge terrorists and restore security and safety to the homeland."

He described the aggression carried out by the Zionist enemy against certain sites in Damascus countryside on Sunday as a flagrant violation of all norms of international law and confirmed the deep link between the Zionist entity and terrorist groups, pointing out that Syria has all the means as a deterrent power and the right to defend its territory and sovereignty at any time.

For their part, martyrs families expressed appreciation for the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab army and internal security forces in protecting Syria, stressing that they will spare no efforts to deter any terrorist attack inside or outside the country.

After awarding material and honorary gifts to martyrs families , the minister listened to observations they raised and promised settling them accordingly .


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