Army foils al-Nusra attack on military posts in Quneitra

Quneitra - Army units operating in Quneitra, in cooperation with the popular defense groups, foiled an attack by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists on military posts in the surroundings of al-Baath City.

SANA said that the army units and the popular defense groups engaged in violent clashes with terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra who launched an attack on military posts on the axis of Manshret al-Hajar-Mashtal al-Zohour in the surroundings of al-Baath City.

SANA added that the a number of terrorists were killed in the clashes and many others were injured, in addition to destroying their vehicles while their remnants fled away towards al-Hamidyia village.

Two civilians martyred, four injured in continued Turkish aggression on Afrin area

Aleppo - The continued shelling by the Turkish regime forces’ and its mercenaries from terrorist groups with various types of weapons on Afrin area in Aleppo northern countryside has left more casualties, in addition to causing material damage to the houses and public facilities.

SANA said that the Turkish regime’s forces bombarded with artillery and rocket shells the villages in the areas of Shiran, Jindares and M’abatli in Afrin, leaving a civilian dead, and causing material damage to the citizens’ houses and their properties and the infrastructure.

Armed groups target Damascus and its countryside with more than 55 mortar and rocket shells

Damascus - Armed groups positioned in eastern Ghouta targeted with more than 55 mortar and rocket shells and with sniper fire the residential neighborhoods in Damascus and its countryside, injuring a number of civilians and causing material damage, SANA reported.

A civilian was injured and material damage was caused as a result of three shells fired by the armed groups on Pakistan Street, Sheikh Reslan, and al-Qaimaria in the Old City of Damascus, a source at Damascus Police Command said.

Material damage was caused to a number of houses and a mosque in al-Joura neighborhood in the old City of Damascus, the source said, adding that the archaeological wall of Bab Touma neighborhood was also damaged due to a mortar shell fired by armed groups.

Afrin Children Urge Immediate Stopping of Turkish Aggression

ALEPPO, (ST)- The people of the Syrian city of Afrin in northern Aleppo took to the streets of to protest the ongoing aggression of the Turkish regime forces and its terrorist mercenaries against their city.

Many children took part in the protest by raising placards reading "stop shelling Afrin", "No to Killing Children", "We want our schools opened" and "Erdogan is the Killer of Civilians".

'Syrian Media Exposes White Helmets' Lies' - Information Minister to Sputnik

The ongoing hideous information war against Syria is not going to end with the victory over terrorists on the battlefield, Syria's Information Minister Imad Sarah told Sputnik.

The minister said it was essential to counter those distorting facts and playing with concepts, for they are leaving the international community confused about who should be called a terrorist and what the word "terrorist" means, apparently implying Western media referring to  terrorist groups such as Nusra and Jaysh al-Islam as 'rebels'.

"What we really need to do is to counter Wahhabism, the ideology that is becoming more and more widespread. Big money is being poured into its promotion", Imad Sarah said.

Terrorists in Eastern Ghouta Impede Civilians' Exit

MOSCOW- Terrorists in Syrian Eastern Ghouta continue to hinder civilians' evacuation from the controlled areas, the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said on Friday, according to Sputnik.

"Situation in Eastern Ghouta has been exacerbated. Illegal armed formations has been denying citizens the right to freely exit the controlled areas. Most of the civilians badly need urgent medical aid," the center's statement read.

Eastern Ghouta is one of Syrian de-escalation zones, established during the Astana talks, with Russia, Iran and Turkey serving as guarantors of the agreements.

Armed groups fire 70 rocket shells on Medical Surgery Hospital and residential areas in Damascus and Jaramana

Damascus – One civilian was martyred and 60 others were injured on Friday due to 70 rocket shells fired by the armed groups on the residential neighborhoods of Damascus and its Countryside, in a new violation of the de-escalation zone agreement, SANA reported.