People in Quneitra Villages Ask the Army to Expel Terrorists

QUNEITRA –Citizens in the central and southern villages of Quneitra province took to the streets in protest against terrorist groups demanding their expulsion and the entry of Syrian Arab army to put an end to criminal acts perpetrated by terrorists who are killing innocent people and vandalizing state-owned institutions and services facilities, according to SANA.

Army liberates al-Mal town and al-Mal hill in Daraa, enters Jassem city

Daraa - Army units on Tuesday continued the military operations against terrorist organizations in the rest of the villages and towns in Daraa northwestern countryside, expanding their control through liberating the village of al-Mal and al-Mal Hill after eliminating the last gatherings of terrorists in them, a military source said.

SANA said that army units carried out precise bombardments against terrorists’ dens before the break through units advanced in the surroundings of al-Mal village, indicating that the heroism and the experience of the army personnel speeded up the collapsing of terrorists in the area.

SANA added that establishing control over al-Harra Hill and al-Mal Hill gives the army units a fire control and a safe basis towards the villages and towns where the remnants of terrorists are positioned between the provinces of Daraa and Quneitra.

SANA said that army units entered Jassem city, about 45 km to the northwest of Daraa city, after reaching settlement in preparation to returning stability and security to it after clearing it from terrorism.

News on Reaching Agreement to Liberate All Ishtabraq Kidnapped Persons, Kafraya and al-Foua Locals

DAMASCUS, (ST)- An agreement to liberate all the persons kidnapped by terrorists from Ishtabraq village and thousands of locals from the terrorist-besieged Kafraya and al-Foua towns in Idleb countryside was reached, news obtained by SANA reporter said on Tuesday.

This came more than two months after the liberation of 42 kidnapped persons from the village of Ishtabraq in addition to five human cases from Kafraya and al-Foua within the framework of second stage of an agreement to set Ishtabraq kidnapped persons free and liberate locals trapped in Kafraya and al-Foua.

Terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and its affiliated terrorist groups committed horrible massacre in the village of Ishtabraq village on April 26th, 2015. They killed about 200 civilians and kidnapped tens of others including whole families. The horrible attack caused the displacement of hundreds of locals from the village seeking refuge in safe areas.

SAMA TV reporter, martyr Mustafa Salama, killed in terrorist act in Quneitra


Quneitra - SAMA TV reporter, martyr Mustafa Salamah, was killed on Monday while covering the military operations of the army against terrorists in Quneitra countryside.

SANA said that while covering the operations of the army against Jabhat al-Nusra organization in Quneitra, the terrorists targeted the press team of SAMA TV in Tal Mashara in the eastern countryside of Quneitra, killing colleague Mustafa Salamah.

“The act is new evidence that terrorists wanted to assassinate the word and photo that uncover their crimes,” Information Minister Imad Sara said.

Army advances in Daraa countryside as terrorists flee

Daraa - A military source announced on Monday the liberation of strategic hill of al-Harra and four villages in the northwestern countryside of Daraa after eliminating terrorists’ gatherings in them.

The source told SANA that army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, liberated the villages of Kafr Shams, Um al-Awsaj, al-Taiha and Zamrin in Daraa northwestern countryside after eliminating large numbers of terrorists and destroying their weapons and ammunition.

SANA said that the army units carried out during the past hours artillery and rocket strikes against the gatherings of terrorist organizations positioned in the remaining area in the northwestern countryside of Daraa near the administrative border of Quneitra province, to be followed by an army’s advance in the area.

New aggression by US-led coalition on village in Deir Ezzor province

Deir Ezzor – A number of civilians were martyred or injured in a new aggression by the US-led international coalition in al-Boukamal countryside in Deir Ezzor province.

Local sources told SANA that al-Sossah village in al-Boukamal countryside was subjected to raids by the warplanes of the US-led international coalition, claiming the lives of a man and his wife and causing serious injuries to a number of their family members, most of them children and women.

The aggression also caused massive material damage to a number of houses, the sources added.

Syria, Iraq Discuss Reactivating Trade Exchange, Coordination to Reopen Border Crossings

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Prime Minister Imad Khamis and the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Iraq to Syria Sa’ad Mohammad Reda on Monday discussed activating trade exchange, and coordination to reopen border crossings between the two countries.

The two sides also discussed reactivating the Syrian-Iraqi joint committee, holding a businessmen forum and enhancing cooperation in the reconstruction era.

The premier noted the importance of creating more opportunities for economic cooperation and of benefiting from the two countries’ huge potentials. He hailed the sacrifices offered by the peoples of the two countries as to maintain their sovereignty and independence and to fight all forms of terrorism.