Army units establish control over new areas in Aleppo and Damascus countryside

Aleppo, Damascus Countryside - Army and Armed Forces units on Tuesday established control over new areas southwest of Khanasir town in Aleppo province on Tuesday.

SANA said that during the past hours, army units and allied forces expanded their military operations in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo and stormed hideouts of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists from several positions in Jeb Awad village and Talet al-Sheikh Mohammed southwest of Khanasir town, establishing control over these areas, killing and injuring scores of the terrorists, and destroying their hideouts.

Foreign Ministry Laments the Degradation of Arab League

DAMASCUS – Syria denounced on Tuesday what happened at the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Arab League countries, criticizing the bad situation the League has stooped to, SANA reported.

The Arab League has been degraded into becoming “a tool steered by the money of the oil sheikhdoms against the interests of the [Arab] nation and its existence and common security in implementation of the dictates of the nation’s enemies,” an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry told SANA.

A civilian martyred, material damage caused in terrorist rocket attacks in Damascus

Damascus -  A civilian was martyred and material damage was caused on Monday due to the armed groups’ rocket attacks on Damascus in a new violation of the de-escalation zones agreement in Eastern Ghouta.

A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that the armed groups fired a rocket shell, which landed on one of the citizens’ houses in Khaled Bin al-Waleed street in Damascus, killing a civilian and causing material damage to the place.

The source added that another shell fell in Arnous Square in Damascus, causing material damage but no casualties.

SANA added that the army units carried out intensive strikes against the terrorist positions in Eastern Ghouta from which they are targeting the residential neighborhoods, destroying their launcher pads and inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists in personnel.

Army regains control over Shkhaiter village in Hama countryside

Hama - Army units operating in Hama province made a new significant advancement in eradicating Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists from al-Sa’an area establishing control over Shkhaiter village 82 km to the northeast of Hama city.

SANA said that over the past few hours, army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, expanded operations against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the northeastern countryside of the province to target Jabhat al-Nusra hotbeds in Shkhaiter village.

SANA added that army units and the supporting forces broke into the terrorists’ dens in the village from different directions, and they engaged in violent clashes with them, leaving scores of terrorists dead and others injured, while their remnants fled away to the neighboring villages.

The fleeing terrorists pulled up the bodies of the killed terrorists from the streets of the village in an attempt to cover the heavy losses inflicted upon them in the personnel and equipment.

The army engineering units combed the whole village and dismantled tens of explosive devices and mines, according to SANA.

Al-Mikdad to Krahenbuhl: Syria Never Discriminated between Syrians and Palestinians

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has spared no effort as to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinians wherever they are in Syria and the government has treated the Palestinians in the same way as their Syrian brothers, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal al-Mikdad has stressed.

He made the remarks during his meeting on Monday with Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre Krahenbuhl and the accompanying delegation.

Indonesia Backs Syria's Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity: Diplomat

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Indonesian Ambassador in Damascus Joko Harianto has stressed his country's support for Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity, pointing out that the Syrian-Indonesian ties are distinguished.

In a statement to journalists during a reception held on the occasion of Indonesia's  72th  National Day, Harianto said Indonesia seeks enhancing its economic relations with Syria and works to amend the trade balance between the two countries.  He affirmed his country's willingness to take part in Syria's reconstruction.

Army retakes new areas in Hama, eliminates Daesh hotbeds in al-Boukamal

Provinces - Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, regained control over villages of Haran and Hardaneh in the northeastern countryside of Hama province on Sunday.

SANA said that the army units carried out a precise military operation targeting Jabhat al-Nusra hideouts in the two villages, killing a number of terrorists and destroying their hideouts.

SANA added that scores of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists fled away and army units are pursuing them in the area.

Meanwhile, SANA delegate to al-Boukamal city in Deir Ezzor province said the Syrian Arab Army and its allies eliminated the last hotbeds of Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in the city, noting that army’s engineering units continue sweeping operations to demine the city’s streets and neighborhoods.