Russia Pledges to Do 'Everything' to Prevent Terrorists' Return to Palmyra

Russia's deputy foreign minister Vladimir Titov said on Monday Moscow will do all it can to make sure terrorists will not return to the Syrian city of Palmyra, according to Sputnik.

"We consider the liberation of Palmyra to be a very important result of our joint actions. Obviously, we will do everything to prevent terrorists from returning to these areas," he said.

On Sunday, local sources reported that the Syrian Army was still fighting "Daesh" in city suburbs after residents had been evacuated. The governor of the Homs Province said the Syrian Army was trying to regain control of the city.

No Agreement Yet between Moscow and Washington on Gunmen's Exit from Aleppo Eastern Districts: Ryabkov

MOSCOW- Consultations between Russian and US experts on the situation in Syria, and particularly Aleppo, are continuing, a Russian Foreign Ministry official has said. However, the process is "slow" as Washington is pressing on with its own interests "to influence the situation on the ground."

"There is some progress, but there are no agreements ... we are still facing a case in which the United States is trying to use this channel to influence the situation on the ground for its own benefit," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told RIA Novosti on Sunday, according to RT.

Russia Seeks Cooperation with All Countries Willing to Fight Terrorism: Zasypkin

BEIRUT, (ST)- Russia's Ambassador to Lebanon Alexandr Zasypkin has stressed that his country seeks cooperation with all the countries which want to fight terrorism.

In a statement during a meeting held on Sunday in the South Lebanese town of al- Zrariyeh, Zasybkin reiterated that Syria and Russia are working together in the fight against terrorism, pointing out that the Russian presence in Syria came at the request of the legitimate Syrian government.

MOSCOW: 20, 000 Civilians Evacuated from Eastern Part of Aleppo, 1,217 Gunmen Drop Arms

MOSCOW– The Russian Defense Ministry stressed on Saturday that military operations against the terrorist organizations in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city have been suspended to allow the evacuation of civilians who are held by the terrorists as human shields, according to SANA.

The Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov confirmed that “More than 20,000 residents left eastern Aleppo in the first part of Saturday, and 1,217 militants laid down their weapons.”

U.S. Announces Plan to Send 200 More Troops to Raqqa Allegedly to Fight "Deash"

MANAMA- After  relaxing the so-called Arms Export Control Act for Washington-backed armed groups and mercenaries in Syria, the United States has announced plans to send 200 more troops to Syria allegedly to fight Deash terror Organization in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

"I can tell you today that the United States will deploy approximately 200 additional US forces in Syria," US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told a security conference in the Bahraini capital, Manama, on Saturday.

They will add to 300 American special forces already operating in Syria which has been allegedly fighting foreign-backed militancy for years.

 According to the Syrian news agency SANA, the procedure violates UN legitimacy and international laws.

US President Barack Obama's administration has supported different kinds of terrorist groups in Syria, including Jabhat al-Nusra. One of al-Nusra commanders, called Abu al-Ezz, admitted last September that the group received Taw rockets from Washington. In addition many US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and Israeli officers were available to provide military consultations to the internationally-blacklisted  group.

Iran Ready for Interaction with World, Says Zarif

Tokyo- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that Iran is ready to have interaction and cooperation with the world.

Addressing a group of Japanese intellectuals working on international affairs (JLLA), he said nuclear deal is not a bilateral agreement between Iran and the US enabling the US to resume talks or walk it out, but it is a type of agreement that the European Union has been directly involved and the United Nations has approved through a Security Council resolution.

Rudskoy: Syrian Army Controls 93% of Aleppo

The Syrian army controls 93 percent of the whole territory of Aleppo, the Russian General Staff said.

"As a result of a successful advance, 52 districts of the eastern part of Aleppo have been freed from militants. Over the past 4 days, territory controlled by militants decreased by one third. The Syrian army controls 93% of the city's territory," Sergei Rudskoy, the chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate, said at a news briefing, According to Sputnik.

The Russian General Staff said that Aleppo's residents report torture, public executions by the so-called "moderate opposition," the Russian General Staff said.

Bulgarian Parliamentary Friendship Group Reiterates Solidarity with Syria

Group of Parliamentary Friendship with Syria in Bulgaria has reiterated its solidarity with Syrian people in fighting terrorism and its readiness to offer all possible support for them.

The reiteration came during a ceremony held Friday  by the Syrian Embassy in Bulgaria to honor the group's members, according to the official news agency (SANA).

The agency quoted Deputy Speaker of Bulgarian Parliament Mr. Krasimir Karakachanov, who is one of the group's members, as saying that terrorism poses threat to all word peoples and it is supported by several countries, mainly the United States and Turkey.