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Rocket launcher and arsenals shelled in several provinces

PROVINCES,(ST)_Armed forces carried out on Monday series of qualitative operations in Jobar area in Damascus countryside, destroying explosive devices arsenal.

In Darayya, to the south east of the capital, the armed forces hunted down terrorists in several sites and killed most of them.

Meanwhile, many of terrorist groupings and arsenals in countryside of Lattakia, Idleb and Homs were shelled.

A rocket launcher in al-Rahmaleya village in Latttakia countryside was destroyed and a number of non Syrian snipers were also killed there.

In addition, the armed forces repelled terrorists' attempt to blast 5 explosive devices, of the weight 40-50 kg each, planted between two villages (Orm al-Joz and Kafer Shalaya) in Idleb countryside.

 The Syrian Arab Army is fighting foreign-backed terrorists to restore stability and security all over the homeland.

The terrorist groups, who perpetrate heinous crimes against citizens and destroy the country's infrastructure, are funded and supported by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, and the US.


2 citizens martyred, 7 wounded in fresh mortar attacks

DAMASCUS,(ST)_ A citizen was martyred and other seven were wounded in mortar shells hit surrounding of the Opera House in Damascus.

Terrorists fired today (Monday) several mortar rounds on the surrounding of the Opera House, according to SANA.  

The Syrian al-Ikhbareia TV channel's cameramen and his assistant, who arrived at the scene to shoot aftermath of the terrorist act, are reportedly among the wounded.

The terrorist attack caused serious material damages in the Opera House.

Elsewhere, a mortar round landed near "Omaya" School in Baghdad Street in Damascus leaving material damages.

On the other hand, an official source said that terrorists detonated an explosive device attached to a private car at al-Azbakeya station in Damascus. The driver was martyred.


Mortar shells hit Damascus, wounding 10 citizens

DAMASCUS,(ST)-Terrorists fired on Sunday several mortar rounds on different areas in Damascus.

At least ten citizens were lightly wounded in Kiwan area and near Higher Education Ministry's headquarters in Damascus in two mortar attacks launched by terrorists today afternoon.

According to SANA, several mortar rounds landed in Kiwan area where five citizens were wounded and four cars were burnt.

However, the other five citizens were wounded near Higher Education Ministry's headquarters when a mortar round landed there. Two cars were also damaged at the scene.

It was also reported that a mortar round landed on the surrounding of Radio and TV General Commission building causing material damages.

Other three mortar rounds landed on al-Abbaseyen area leaving material damages.

On the other hand, the Syrian TV channel reported that the competent authorities, in Hama, dismantled a booby-trapped car carrying 17 explosive devices, each one weights 1300 kg.  


National dialogue forum kicks off in Damascus




DAMASCUS,(ST)_The two-day national dialogue Forum kicked off on Sunday at Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus with participation of a number of national parties, activists and personalities.

The conferees are to debate the endorsed three-stage political plan for resolving the crisis in Syria, constitution, national charter, time table of implementing  each stage, laws of election, media and parties, road map drawn up by the national opposition forces conference to safely surpass the crisis.

The forum spokesman, Adel Naeesa, said: "Building modern Syria requires dialogue and discussion of constitution and laws of media, elections and local administration," adding that freedom should be based on principles of development, justice, fair distribution of national wealth.

Building trust

National Reconciliation Minister, Ali Haidar, reiterated that the only way to solve the ongoing crisis is through political solution national dialogue among the Syrian people."

"Those who reject sitting on negotiation under false pretexts are responsible for blood shedding in Syria," the minister said.

He considers the forum as a real opportunity to build trust among Syrians and a step forwards to confront strict people everyplace to halt destruction.

"Dialogue is unconditional and excludes no one… Syrian people, themselves, are to judge actions not intentions," Haidar said, citing that the whole world is investing and exploiting the crisis to rebuild a new system.

He made comparison between the dirty role of the US, France, Britain, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia which are involved in shedding blood in Syria, and the constructive role of Russia, Iran and BRICS which insist on lending Syrian people a helping hand to surpass the crisis.

Secretary General of the Syrian Communist Party, Ammar Bekdash, said that dialogue is not an emergency process; rather it is a firm policy to be followed. "Democracy means dialogue".

He pointed out the successful experience of the party's alliance with the Progressive National Front's parties, citing that the party is ready to hold talks with all citizens.


Bekdash also talked about an important point related to logical synchronization between terrorism-supporter states' adherence to halt funding gunmen and halting gunmen's terrorist acts.

Member of the Baath Arab Socialist Party's Central Committee, Dr. Khalil Mash'hadeya, said: "the forum would pave the ground for holding a comprehensive national dialogue," asserting need for cooperation with friendly regional and international efforts to abort conspiracy.

Russia and Iran

Russia's Ambassador in Damascus called for unifying efforts of the national opposition that rejects violence, extremism and foreign meddling, and seeks to comprehensive dialogue.

"The main task now is to halt violence and head towards dialogue under Geneva Communique without pre-conditions to bring about political solution to the crisis," the ambassador said.

He underscored that parties which opposes political settlement are behind increasing violence, noting that the scholar Dr. Mohammad Ramadan al-Bouti was assassinated because he called for dialogue and peace.

The Russian official said that his country will go ahead with calling for launching comprehensive dialogue and halting violence in cooperation with the Syrian government and all states that stand by reaching political settlement to the crisis.

The Iranian Ambassador's Assistant, for his part, said: "Today-forum in which the Syrian people's real representatives are taking part would lead Syria to victory," adding that supplying opposition with arms would complicate  the matter.

Coordination commission absence

Member of national dialogue committee, Tareq al-Ahmad, wondered whether the conferees in today's  forum do represent no one in Syria so as Europe and the Arab League claim that Doha-formed coalition is the only and legitimate representative of the Syrians.

He, in addition, wondered at absence of coordination commission which was calling for holding such meeting.

All participating parities' representatives gave speeches, stressing importance of the forum.

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Ministerial Committee meets DU professors

DAMASCUS, (ST) –  Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi denounced the cowardly terrorist act which claimed the life of scholar Dr. Mohammad Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti and a number of his students at al-Iman Mosque in Damascus, affirming that al-Bouti's legacy will live on in people's hearts.

Al-Halqi's remarks came during the meeting between the ministerial committee tasked with implementing the political program for resolving the crisis in Syria with a delegation representing Damascus University  professors on Sunday.

"the Syrian people, government and army will continue to work hand-in-hand to achieve unity and national reconciliation in a bid to  rebuild a democratic Syria that meets the aspirations and hopes of all honest Syrians, 'underscored al-Halqi.

He reviewed the committee's efforts and meetings with various parties, forces and bodies, affirming that the committee is continuing its meetings and extends its hands to all Syrians to exchange ideas and suggestions to enrich dialogue and ensure its success.

For their part, the professors voiced their support for the political program for resolving the crisis, praising the government's role in combating the economic war waged on Syria and its efforts to provide citizens' livelihood and restore security and stability.

The Ministerial Committee includes:Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Information, Justice, National Reconciliation, Transport, Industry, Red Crescent affairs and People's Assembly affairs.


Military source denies terrorists' capture of Wadi al-Daif site

PROVINCES,(ST)_A military source has categorically denied reports that the terrorist groups seized  Wadi al-Daif site in Idleb countryside.

SANA quoted the source as saying: "the reports aim at buoying up spirits of terrorists who are suffering from the army's painful strikes."

Meanwhile, many terrorist groupings were destroyed in countryside of Homs and Lattakia, and a lot of terrorists were killed or injured in qualitative operations carried out by armed forces in Duma, Adra and east al-Ghouta areas in Damascus countryside.

Terrorists' vehicles and weapons were also reportedly destroyed in the operations.

On the other hand, two terrorist groups quarreled over sharing loots in Yabroud area in Damascus countryside.

 The quarrel occurred inside a hideout ended in destruction of the place with all weapons inside it and the dead of all terrorists.

The Syrian Arab Army is fighting foreign-backed terrorists to restore stability and security all over the homeland.

The terrorist groups, who perpetrate heinous crimes against citizens and destroy the country's infrastructure, are funded and supported by Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, and the US.


AL-Laham calls on IPU to support the political solution to the crisis in Syria

Ecuador,(ST)-"indeed, it is time, the international community  must listen to the voice of right, to fully recognize the need to support efforts being exerted to make the political solution to the crisis a success, to halt violence and bloodshed of the Syrians and to stop massacres perpetrated by the armed terrorist groups  only to preserve Syria's unity(land and people) and peace and security internationally as well, "said PA Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham.

Al-Lamam's remark was made during the IPU's 128th Assembly in the Ecuadorian capital Quito.

During the meeting was , al-Laham briefed the attendees on the ongoing events in Syria, focusing on the role of Arab, regional and international  plus misleading media outlet as regards a systematic devastation of the infrastructure, public and private facilities ,funding and arming the armed terrorist groups.

Meanwhile,al-Laham met with IPU Secretary General Andres Johnsson .

Talks dealt with relations between Syria's PA and the IPU and hopes pinned on the IPU current session's outcome and supporting the PA efforts to make the political solution to the crisis a success.

Al-Laham also met with IPU President Abdul Wahid al-Radhi.

Talks dealt with supporting Syria's efforts to combatting terrorism and halting violence.

It is worth noting that approximately 1300 delegates including 650 MP's from more than 120 countries are taking part in the IPU  128th assembly.