Breaking News

One “SDF” militia gunman killed in an attack on his home in the city of Raqqa

Raqqa(ST) - One “SDF” militia gunman and his wife were killed in an attack on their house in in the city of Raqqa.

Local sources told SANA that, a militant from SDF and his wife, were killed in an attack on their home in Rmeila neighborhood of Raqqacity.

The attacks continue against positions of the SDF militants within the areas of their deployment in the Syrian Al-Jazeera region in response to the practices of the SDF militias which have gone far in intimidating the locals, stealing their properties and kidnapping many young men to recruit them among its ranks forcibly.

Raghda Sawas

Mrs. Asma Al-Assad discusses means of organizing subsidies and assistance efforts for needy citizens

 

Damascus, (ST) - Mrs. Asma Al-Assad met on Wednesday a number of officials at charitable societies and humanitarian institutions and heads of chambers of commerce and industry from all governorates to discuss organizing support and assistance efforts for the neediest people.

According to news published by the Presidency of the Republic on Facebook, during the meeting, they discussed how to draw benefit from the work of all charitable and humanitarian initiatives in order to reach various needy people in all Syrian regions, particularly in light of the difficult livelihood conditions and the approach of the holy month of Ramadan.

Raghda Sawas

 

Two civilians killed and others wounded in attacks by ISIS terrorists in the Zwaina area in Hama countryside

Hama (ST): Two civilians were killed, and several others were injured and kidnapped  in an initial outcome as ISIS terrorists attacked them while they were collecting truffles near Twizin Dam in the vicinity of Al Zwaina, about 80 km east of Salamiyah, and a group of residents of Al-Sa'an town in the eastern countryside of Hama.

A medical source at Salamiyah Hospital spoke about the arrival of the body of a martyr and a number of wounded to the hospital from the Zwaina area, where medical personnel took all necessary measures to provide first aid and treatment and ensure medical care for them.

Meanwhile, a field source said that ISIS terrorists kidnapped dozens of citizens this afternoon, pointing out that the remnants of the takfiri organization scattered in the region made ambushes for the people while they were collecting truffles, their only source of livelihood in these times of the year, where they go during harvesting to remote areas away from the Syrian Arab Army’s points and  this exposes them to the danger of ambushes by the remnants of the terrorist organization.

The source pointed out that the security authorities had previously warned the people of the consequences of approaching the remote areas in the Badia where ISIS remnants are hiding.

The field source confirmed that the Syrian Arab Army units are continuing combing operations in these areas in order to secure them in preparation for the return of the people to them.

In the town of Al-Sa'an, a civilian was killed, and several others were injured and kidnapped in an attack by "ISIS" terrorists on a group of townspeople while they were also collecting truffles.

K.Q.

Sabbagh: The French-Western draft resolution submitted to the OPCW conference reaffirms the aggressive intentions of some countries against Syria

New York (ST):  Syria's permanent representative to the UN, Bassam Sabbagh, has affirmed that the French-Western draft resolution presented to the OPCW conference represents another piece of evidence of the aggressive intentions of some countries against Syria, renewing calls  on member states adhering to the principles of international law to reject the project to protect the Organization against the risk of converting it from a technical organization to a platform for the United States and its allies to exert pressure and target a state party in the Convention, which will have serious repercussions on the future of its work and cooperation with it.

During a session of the Security Council  via video link, Sabbagh stressed Syria’s condemnation of the feverish pursuit of some governments to promote allegations and fabrications about what they claim as Syria's “non-compliance” with the OPCW  obligations, pointing out that the French-Western draft resolution presented to the 25th session of the Conference of States Parties in the Organization was based on the incorrect and unprofessional conclusions of the so-called illegal "Investigation and Identification Team". He noted that this project represents another piece of evidence of the continuation of these countries with their aggressive intentions against Syria and their violation of the procedural rules for working in the Organization by rejecting Russia's proposal to include the draft resolution on the agenda of the 96th session of the Executive Council for discussion before being referred to the Conference.

Sabbagh reiterated Syria's condemnation of the use of chemical weapons by anyone, at any time, place and under any circumstances and that it did not use chemical weapons, as it voluntarily joined the OPCW Convention in 2013 and worked with the Organization with diligence, credibility and transparency to implement its obligations under its accession. This resulted in the complete destruction of its stockpiles of chemical weapons and their production facilities, renewing demands that some countries stop politicizing the "chemical file" in Syria, remove it from the circle of political games, and stop the practices of pressure and blackmail.

Sabbagh indicated that Syria has committed to cooperating with the technical secretariat of the Organization to settle the remaining pending issues in its initial announcement and to close this issue permanently as soon as possible.

He added that the  88 monthly report of the Organization for the period from February 16 to March 15 included confirmation of the Syrian government's readiness to continue consultations and work with the technical secretariat, pointing also to Syria’s continued cooperation with the “fact-finding mission” and its welcome to its teams visit during the month of March and its upcoming planned visits.

The Syrian diplomat also called on those claiming to be keen on accountability and not impunity not to be blind to the crimes of terrorist groups and the aggressive practices of some countries against the Syrian people and to demand that the United States be held accountable for its crimes in the city of Raqqa and for its flagrant violation of the sovereignty of the Syrian territories in 2017 with its missile aggression against the Sha'rat air base that was targeted  with 59 Tomahawk missiles under the pretext of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun and even before any investigation was carried out, indicating that Washington, in order to justify its aggression, resorted later to employing unprofessional conclusions for the joint investigation mission, whose work was characterized by serious flaws that led to the end of its term.

K.Q.

Syria, Belarus discuss bilateral relations in the light of common challenges

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal Al-Miqdad discussed on Tuesday with his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Mackie the bilateral relations between the two countries in light of the common challenges facing them and the need to exert further efforts to develop these relations to the level that meets the Syrian and Belarusian peoples’ aspirations.

US occupation forces smuggle 34 trucks and tankers loaded with stolen oil and wheat from Syria to Iraq

HASAKAH, (ST)-The US occupation forces smuggled on Tuesday a convoy of trucks and tankers loaded with stolen oil and wheat from the Syrian Al-Jazeera region towards Iraq. 
 
According to local sources in Al-Swedeyeh town , the US occupation forces brought out this morning 34 trucks and tankers carrying stolen oil and wheat from Al-Jazeera region. 

Terrorists carried out 32 attacks from de-escalation zone in Syria's Idlib over past hours, says Russia

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday that terrorist organizations that are spread in the de-escalation zone in Idlib had carried out 32 attacks over the past hours.
 
 The Ministry said in a statement on its official Facebook account that 32 attacks were carried out from the lands where terrorist organizations spread, including 13 attacks in Idleb, 12 in Lattakia, 3 in Hama, and 4 in Aleppo.