Russia delivers new shipment of humanitarian aid to Syria

An Ilyushin Il-76 aircraft belonging to the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry has delivered 25 tonnes of food to Latakia for Syrian civilians suffering from the internal armed conflict, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "Another Russian humanitarian operation has been carried out with relevant security measures provided by the Syrian authorities," it said, according to Voice of Russia, Interfax, TASS.

"Russia will continue providing the necessary humanitarian aid to the friendly Syrian people both through special international organizations and in a bilateral format and will also provide assistance to Russian citizens permanently living in Syria," the statement reads.



Saudis directly involve in supporting terrorists in Syria,says al-jaafari

New York, (ST)- "all the Saudis, who traveled to fight in Syria, had come with the acknowledge of the Saudi intelligence, and a large number of them have been sentenced to death or to life imprisonment and they were released in return for going to "jihad" in Syria and kill the Syrians,"underscoredSyria's permanent Envoy to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari.

Speaking at a press conference following a security council's session in New York, al Jaafari further explained  that the Saudi authorities release those inmates, the majority of them are affiliated to extremist, terrorist organizations like al-Qaeda, to send them to Syria through hidden agreements through which they are given amnesty in return for their travelling to Syria to kill the Syrians," al-Jaafari said at a press statement following a security council's session in New York.

"those terrorists enter Syria through borders with Jordan, Lebanon while the others come through Turkey with facilitations by the Turkish, Qatari intelligence,"added al-Jaafari.

"At the same time when the Security Council recognizes that Jabhat al-Nusra is a terrorist organization and the other groups are terrorists, some international officials labelled  them as opposition," said al-Jaafari.

On the number of victims in Syria, the Syrian envoy said "we are regretful over the death of any Syrian citizen, wondering "Do you inform me about the number of soldiers and their average within the number of the victims, about the number of policemen, women or those who died because of the suicide explosions… the answer would be that we should take into consideration that all the victims are Syrians, and a lot of them were killed at the hands of the armed terrorist groups which are active in Syria by the instigation of external sides."

"undoubtedly, the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments are directly involved in supporting the terrorists in Syria, "affirmed al-Jaafari.


Dialogue with Syrians and not with Saudis or Others !

The terrorism perpetrated against Syria is the same terrorism hitting in Iraq and Lebanon, which necessitates cooperation among all as a must in the face of terrorism, outlined Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi.

Minister al-Zoubi, interviewed by al-Mayadeen Satellite TV, reiterated the right of governments to defend their  people and countries against terrorism.

The Minister pointed out that the US scheme or the so-called ''Arab spring'' in the region was doomed into  failure and so would be the scheme's supporters and advocates.

Minister al-Zoubi declared that Western countries are convinced now that if terrorism were to achieve its goals in Syria, there would be grave and dire consequences against all, citing the ongoing contacts by some Western countries with the Syrian Government and specialized agencies for coordination on issues related to combating terrorism.

"We are going to Geneva for dialogue with Syrians and not with Saudis or others, given the presence of oppositions affiliated to different intelligence agencies, each of which has its own agenda, and all them don't represent the Syrian People,'' underscored Minister al-Zoubi.

Minister al-Zoubi reiterated that the Syrian Government goes to Geneva as not to hand over the keys of Damascus and that only H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is the decision maker and the leader of the transitional phase, if we were to reach to such a phase.

'' H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad is the leader of Syria and of the Resistance in the region and would remain the President of Syria,'' outlined Minister al-Zoubi.

Minister al-Zoubi pointed out that there is no justification whatsoever for Saudi Arabia presence in any political process in the region, given the undeniable facts about the Saudi terrorists collaboration with the Saudi intelligence and not to mention the Saudi support to terrorism.



New horizons in Syria-Iran strategic ties to open up, stresses al-Halqi

DAMASCUS,(ST)_The cabinet's today session zeroed in on the results of the Syrian delegation's recent visit to Iran plus the economic and services situation over the past week in the country , according to the official news agency.

Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi, who headed the delegation to Iran, said the visit upgraded the strategic ties between the two countries and opened new horizons for cementing bilateral ties in all fields that meet the aspirations of the two counties' peoples and enhance their resistance to colonial plots, which target the region's security and stability.

He clarified that the talks held with Iranian senior officials- during the visit- dealt with Geneva-2 conference on Syria, means of enhancing national security between the two countries and cooperation and coordination in combating terrorism, Takfiri thinking, extremism and violence.

Al-Halqi added that the 'successful' visit also resulted in reactivating the deals signed by the two countries in the field of economic cooperation.

He underscored that the Syrian-Iranian bilateral cooperation is to be evaluated continuously according to directives of the two country's leaders.

Local production

On the other hand, the premier urged ministers to reactivate production process in economic institutions and supporting the industrial sector in order to ensure citizens' main requirements.

The reactivation of local production aims also to enhance self-reliance and national capability to limit imports.

As for services sector, al-Halqi asked for working hard to meet citizens' need despite the terrorist groups' incessant attacks on this sector, mainly electricity.

Terrorist acts

"Terrorist attacks will make us even more determined in hunting down the terrorist groups and defeating them as well as in reactivating all sectors to enhance the Syrian citizen's steadfastness," he said.

The cabinet denounced the most recent terrorist attack which took place today in al-Jesr al-Abyad area in the capital [Damascus] leaving 4 citizens martyred and several others wounded.

It blamed criminal acts on the countries that sponsor terrorism in Syria.


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Terrorist groups' hideouts and groupings destroyed in many areas

PROVINCES, (ST)- Units of the armed forces on Tuesday staged  successful operations against the armed terrorist groups' hideouts and groupings  in several provinces, killing and injuring countless number of  terrorists.

In Daraa and its countryside, units of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' groupings with their weapons and vehicles in Atman,Bait al-Hajal,Daraa,al-Balad and al-Sheikh Miskin,according to an official source.

In DeirEzzor,terrorists received big blows in the neighborhoods of al-Hamidiyeh,al-Hamidiyeh, the old airport, al-Hweiqeh, al-Jbeileh and al-Rashidiyeh in the city of DeirEzzor.

In Idleb,a military source told the official news agency  that a unit of the armed forces destroyed terrorists' cars loaded with weapons and ammunition between MaaretMisrin, Ram Hamdan and Maardebsi and Saraqib,Idleb-Harem road and Iblin, KaferLata and Serjeh.

In Damascus Countryside, an army unit eliminated all members of an armed terrorist group near Tishreen Electricity Generation Station in Damascus countryside and al-Nabik.


Armed group compels nuns to leave,says Nuncio in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)- "the armed groups forced the nuns of St. Thecla Convent in Maaloula town in Damascus Countryside to leave the convent, "underscored Apostolic Nuncio in Damascus Mario Zenari

This came after the Nuncio on Tuesday made a statement to the  AFP .

The Nuncio further explained that an armed group compelled  the 12 nuns to leave the convent.I do believe  that the nuns are in the neighboring Yabroud city.

"the reason behind doing this by the armed groups is still unknown. Anyway,all eventualities  behind the nuns' leaving the convent are to be taken into account, "added the Nuncio.

It is to be noted that an armed terrorist group attacked Monday St. Thecla convent and held Mother Superior Pelagia Sayyaf and a number of nuns hostage, in addition to committing acts of murder and sabotage in Maaloula town.

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry wrote  to the Chairman of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary General on the attacks committed by takfiri terrorist groups on Maaloula that targeted churches and civilians' houses.



Terrorist explosion in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)- A Terrorist suicide bomber blew himself up in al-Jisr al-Abyad, Damascus on Tuesday claiming four lives including a woman.