Gunmen, wanted people join settlement agreement in Tafas, Daraa

The legal status of a number of gunmen, wanted people and military service deserters in the city of Tafas in Daraa northwestern countryside was settled on Saturday pursuant to the settlement agreement proposed by the Syrian state to establish security and stability in Daraa province.

According to SANA reporter, dozens of gunmen form Daraa city came to the settlement center in Tafas and handed over their weapons to the Syrian Army, including individual weapons, RPG ammunition and shells as well as rockets.

The reporter pointed out that as the reconciliation process continues, the army units are getting ready to deploy in different parts of the city, singling the return of security and stability and in preparation for the return of the state’s institutions to this area.

“Encouraging peaceful settlement, settling the legal status of wanted people and restoring services to the city, pave the way for the return of normal life and speed up the process of agricultural production, which was impeded during the past years,”  one of the citizens said, expressing the locals’ satisfaction over these developments.

Minister of Electricity: Yesterday’s electricity outage caused by terrorist attack

The Minister of Electricity Ghassan Al-Zamel said on Saturday that an investigation into yesterday’s general electricity outage proved that a terrorist attack with explosive devices has targeted the gas line supplying the power plants of Tishreen and Deir Ali as well as two 400 KV voltage towers in Damascus Countryside.

The attack caused a sudden drop in gas pressure to Deir Ali power plant, which immediately went out of service, affecting Damascus, its countryside and other areas, the minister added.

In a statement to SANA, the Minister announced that electricity has  returned to all provinces half an hour after the attack and after operating the powers stations in Syria’s northern region, starting with Al-Zara station and then Gandar, Al-Nasiriya, Banias and Mhardeh stations.

Electricity returned gradually to all provinces starting from Homs, Damascus, Tartous, Latttakia and then to all other provinces, he added. 

The minster clarified that the Deir Ali power plant provides more than 50 percent of Syria's needs of electricity, and its stoppage, as a result of the attack, has led the rest of the operating stations to go out of service as a result of frequency drop.

The Turkish occupation’s heavy artillery fire targets houses in Al-Dardara village in Hasakah

The Turkish occupation and its mercenaries, deployed in the areas they occupied in Hasakah northern countryside, fired this dawn heavy artillery shells on several houses in the village of Al-Dardara, to the north of Tal Tamer town in Hasakah province, in a renewed aggression on the peaceful villages and towns of Hasakah countryside, local sources told SANA.

The attack caused material damage to houses and properties, the sources said.

The Turkish occupation and its mercenaries repeatedly target Hasakah’s towns and villages, causing casualties as well as material damage to public and private properties.

Syrian Arab tribes and clans renew their total rejection of any illegal foreign presence in Syria

Damascus (ST): The sheikhs and dignitaries of the Syrian Arab tribes and clans affirmed their complete rejection of any illegal foreign presence on the Syrian land and work by all means to expel the occupiers and the necessity of returning all lands to the homeland, during their meeting today at the Caesar Palace Hotel in Damascus.

The final statement read out by the sheikh of the al-Akidat clan in Deir Ezzour, Dib al-Najras, stressed the categorical rejection of any project that seeks to divide Syria or any separatist project sought by the occupier and his tools, stressing the work by all means to confront the projects of division along with the Syrian Arab Army, which makes the epics of heroism on various parts of the country and still lines the most wonderful championships.

The conferees demanded the occupier and its agents to lift their hands off Syria and its people, who have suffered and are still suffering the most difficult economic and social conditions as a result of their presence and behavior.

The (SDF) militia besieges residential areas in Hasakeh and kidnaps a number of men and elderly people

Hasakeh (ST): As part of its continuous crimes against the people in the areas it controls, the “SDF” militia, backed by the American occupation forces has besieged residential areas in the city of Hasakeh and kidnapped a number of men and the elderly and took them to an unknown destination.

Local sources said that the militia of the SDF besieged with a number of armored vehicles and four-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with machine guns  Al-Falah and Al-Tushan areas and other areas east of the Ghweran neighborhood, and raided the homes of citizens and kidnapped a number of men and the elderly.

The sources pointed out that a number of militia gunmen fired massively and indiscriminately towards houses to intimidate locals and force them to stay in their homes, which led to a state of panic, especially among children and women.

Aleppo Countryside: Nine people injured in a truck bomb explosion in the city of Al-Bab

Aleppo (ST): Nine people were wounded to varying degrees as a result of a truck bomb explosion this afternoon in the city of al-Bab in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo, where terrorist groups backed by the Turkish occupation forces are deployed.

Local sources said that a car bomb exploded on the outskirts of Zimam neighborhood in Al-Bab city, wounding 9 people and causing significant material damage to property in the vicinity of the explosion.

The sources indicated that a number of the injured were in serious conditions.

Ambassador Khaddour: Syria has fulfilled its obligations towards the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Vienna (ST): Syria's permanent representative to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Vienna, Ambassador Hassan Khaddour, affirmed that Syria has fulfilled its legal obligations under the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and fulfilled all requests on time.

During the September session of the Board of Governors, held by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Ambassador Khaddour said in a statement yesterday: The path of confusion followed by well-known parties aims to exert more pressure on Syria, which was able to fulfill all the international obligations required of it under the Safeguards Agreement despite all the difficult circumstances it went through as a result of the aggressive and failed policies of those well-known parties.

Ambassador Khaddour also stressed the fact that the Israeli occupation entity, with its nuclear capabilities, remains outside the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement with the Agency represents a grave danger to the non-proliferation regime and that this entity’s rejection of all initiatives calling for the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East threatens security and stability in the region, the occupation entity's continued refusal to subject all its nuclear facilities to Agency Safeguards makes it a threat to regional and international peace and security, and in light of all this, it is not qualified to talk about cases of non-compliance with the Treaty.

In his statement to the council, Ambassador Khaddour welcomed the results of the visit of the Director-General of the Atomic Energy Agency to Tehran and the joint statement between the agency and Iran, which represents a qualitative step to resolve outstanding issues, expressing his aspiration for the agency to continue to carry out the tasks entrusted to it with full impartiality, independence, objectivity and professionalism and not to fall victim to external pressures aimed at implementing agendas targeting sovereign states.