Stability and security Restored to al-Dhiyabia, Families Return Home
Members of the Syrian Army forces and Law enforcement restored security and stability to al-Dhiyabia neighborhood in al-Sayida Zainab, Damascus countryside after purifying the area from the mercenaries who carried out acts of sabotage, burning private and public cars, breaking off roads and terrifying the innocents.
The authorities killed a big number of terrorists and injured scores of them in addition to confiscating their weapons and ammunitions.
With the coming of the Army members to the area, some families started to return to their houses, feeling safe and secure.
“The terrorists were braking off roads, terrifying people by weapons and hiding their faces.. the people felt danger and were forced to flee their homes.. when we returned, we saw chaos and destruction,” Yousef al-Shumari said.
Batoul al-Shumari who returned two days ago underlined that the terrorists “confiscated the life.. there were no more joy or happiness.. were we seized inside our houses, but now we feel safe with the presence of the army.”
Other citizens underlined that they are cleaning the streets and they feel secure, adding that conditions are improving, stressing that mercenaries were opening fire, storming houses and looting shops and cars.
Ladsous.. Finding Political Solution to Crisis in Syria through Process Led by the Syrians
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous announced the UN Observer Mission’s commitment to carrying out the Security Council Resolution No. 2059 which extended the mandate of the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) for 30 days.
“The UN, and particularly the UNSMIS under its new leadership, headed by General Babacar Gaye are committed to carrying out the Security Council decision.. as you know, it is a short mandate to re-evaluate the situation at the end of August,” Ladsous said at a press conference in Damascus following two-day meetings with officials from the Syrian government and figures from the opposition.
He clarified that when the situation improves, members of the Mission who left to their countries will return to their tasks.
Ladsous said that the aim of the UN is to contribute to stopping the violence, calling on all sides to exert efforts to put an end to violence and help apply the six-point plan of the UN Envoy to Syria Kofi Annan.
“One of the tasks of UNSMIS is to contribute to facilitating resumption of dialogue, particularly in specified local circumstances, and to put a vision that could help find a political solution to the crisis in Syria, led by the Syrians themselves,” Ladsous concluded.
Terrorists Suffer Heavy Losses in Aleppo, Deir Ezzor, Hama and Daraa
Units from the armed forces on Thursday clashed with armed terrorist groups in Salah Eddin and al-Sukari neighborhoods in Aleppo.
An official source told SANA reporter that the clash resulted in killing and wounding a large number of terrorists.
The source added that terrorists Mohammad Saleh Afir and Mazen Aqrae were identified among the dead.
Syrian Armed forces carry out qualitative operations in al-Yarmouk and al-Hajar al-Aswad, kill terrorists and wound scores
The Syrian Army units today pursued the defeated terrorists in al-Yarmouk neighborhood in Damascus.
The Army forces carried out a qualitative and courageous operation as the terrorists were spreading inside the populated areas and taking civilians as human shields.
The competent authorities pursued the terrorists in al-Yarmouk and al-Hajar al-Aswad popular neighborhoods, killing a big number of mercenaries who destroyed private and public properties, terrified citizens and broke off roads.
In al-Kiswa, Damascus countryside, an army unit stormed a den used by an armed terrorist group in one of the farms.
The Unit clashed with the terrorists who were hiding inside the den, killing and injuring several terrorists, confiscating their weapons which included a number of rifles and explosive devices.
Three citizens martyred in a train derail by an act of terrorists
In al-Raka, an armed terrorist group removed the beams of a railway that links between al-Raka and Aleppo, leading to the derail of a train with three civilians martyred and several others wounded
5 Terrorists Killed, 10 Others Wounded in Deir Ezzor
Authorities in Deir Ezzor clashed with terrorists in al-Bukamal city, killed 5 terrorists and wounded 10 others, in addition to destroying a pick-up truck equipped with a machinegun and another car carrying weapons and ammunition.
A source in the province said that two terrorists were killed in an explosive device blast as they were planting it near Omar Bin al-Khattab Mosque in the city.
Authorities Clash with Terrorists in Hama, Storm Terrorist Hideout, Seize Large Amount of Weapons
Authorities clashed with a number of terrorists who were trying to kidnap a family from al-Elaiyat town in Hama countryside.
A source in the province told SANA reporter that the terrorists suffered heavy losses, adding that the body of the terrorist Safwan Abu Eisheh was identified.
On Wednesday, the authorities, in cooperation with the locals, stormed a hideout of an armed terrorist group in the same town, arresting its members and seizing large amounts of weapons.
A source in the province said that the seized weapons included 41 automatic guns, 9 sniper rifles, 17 RPGs and 3 RPG launchers, 6 pump-action rifles, 84 bullet chargers , hand-made rocket, 43 bags, 50 gas masks, large amount of grenades, 12 wireless transmitters and 2 Inmarsat satellite transmitters, in addition to seizing a field hospital with stolen medical equipment.
Authorities kill terrorists in Idleb, Daraa countryside
The competent authorities clashed today with armed terrorist groups in Idleb countryside, inflicting heavy losses among terrorists.
An official source in Idleb told SANA reporter that among the killed known were Tarek Aboud al-Sayyid, Mohammad Fawaz al-Khateeb and Adnan al-Khateeb.
In Daraa countryside, the authorities, in cooperation with the families pursued an armed terrorist group and clashed with it.
Among the terrorists killed were Abdul-Rahman al-Nadaf and Mohammad Biki.
Authorities Confront Terrorist Attack in Daraa
In Daraa, authorities confronted an attack by an armed terrorist group against law-enforcement forces which resulted in killing terrorist Audi Kaed al-Fawwaz, a leader of one of the armed terrorist groups, and wounding others.
Authorities in Bosra al-Sham clashed with terrorists, killing an Arab terrorist and wounding others.
Authorities Kill Terrorists in Aleppo, Daraa and Deir Ezzor
The authorities on Friday clashed with armed terrorist groups that were moving from Daret Azzeh area in Aleppo countryside towards the city of Aleppo and inflicted heavy losses upon their members.
SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the terrorist groups were set up by the authorities who had already been informed by the residents of the groups’ movement.
Five pick up vehicles equipped with machineguns, one of which included explosive devices, were destroyed by the authorities killing and injuring the terrorists inside them.
Four Terrorist Killed in Clashes in Daraa
In Daraa, the authorities clashed with an armed terrorist group that tried to launch attacks after prayers went out of al-Hassan Mosque in the city of Daraa.
A source in the province told SANA reporter that four terrorists were killed in the clashes.
8 Explosive Devices Dismantled near Mosque in al-Hajar al-Aswad, Damascus Countryside
In Damascus Countryside, an official source told SANA reporter that the military engineering units dismantled 8 explosive devices, 20 kg each, planted by an armed terrorist group near al-Rahman Mosque in al-Hajar al-Aswad area.
Terrorist Killed or Injured in Deir Ezzor
In Deir Ezzor province, the security authorities chased down an armed terrorist group in the city of al-Mayadin killing and injuring its members.
The authorities also clashed with another terrorist group in Ali Beik al-Kabir Street in the city of Deir Ezzor inflicting heavy losses among its members.
UN Economic and Social Council Adopts Resolution on Repercussions on Israeli Violations in Golan and Palestinian Territories
The United Nations Economic and Social Council on Thursday adopted a resolution on the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Arab Syrian and Palestinian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan and Palestinian territories including Jerusalem.
45 countries voted in favor of the resolution, which was submitted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), while the US and Canada opposed it and three other countries abstained from voting.
The Syrian delegation to the Council said the Israeli violations included in the ESCWA reports are but examples of Israel’s uncountable hostile practices against the Syrian citizens in Golan and the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territories, which contradict all international legitimacy resolutions and international conventions.
The delegation’s discussion stressed that occupation is the main obstacle that deprives the Arab people under occupation from their legitimate rights as well as from economic and social development and environment protection.
The delegation said that the terrorism practiced by Israel is similar in form and content to the terrorism which Syria is currently facing that is fed by the countries supporting Israel which claim to care for the principles of freedom, democracy and human rights.
Law on Establishing Court to Look into Terrorism-linked Crimes Issued
President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday issued law No. 22 for 2012 on establishing a court to look into terrorism-linked issues with its headquarters in Damascus.
The law provides for the possibility of establishing more other headquarters when necessary by a decision from the Higher Judicial Council.
The court has jurisdiction over civilian and military personnel.
Minister of Justice Radwan al-Habib said the anti-terrorism law No 19 includes putting appropriate legal rules for the high-risk crimes in a way that achieves a balance between the rights of the citizens to guarantee their freedom and dignity and the right of the state to protect its integrity and preserve its higher interests.
Syria, Iran Sign Several MOUs on Electrical Energy, Health, Water and Sewerage
The Syrian official delegation to Iran concluded its visit by signing several of memos of understanding (MOU) with the Iranian side in the fields of electrical energy, health, water and sewerage.
The Iranian Energy Ministry and the Syrian Electricity Ministry signed a MOU on electricity dragging to Syria, importing electricity transmission and distribution equipment, establishing generating plants and renewable electricity generation projects, training Syrian cadres and applying automatic remote reading systems.
Another MOU was signed between the Syrian Ministry of Water Resources and the Iranian Energy Ministry on establishing wastewater treatment plants in Syria and making use of the Iranian expertise in setting up a water resources management plan in Syria.
The Syrian and the Iranian sides also discussed issues related to bolstering health cooperation and providing Syria with its needs of medical equipment and medicine.
The two sides agreed on following up on agricultural, educational and scientific cooperation, in addition to enhancing trade relations and facilitating procedures to allow easier flow of Syrian and Iranian products into the markets of the two countries.
The Syrian delegation held constructive meetings with Iranian officials on means of boosting joint action in the interest of the two countries.
The Iranian officials reiterated their country’s support to Syria against all challenges and conspiracies hatched against it.
Jalili: Tehran Opposes Any Foreign Intervention in Syria’s Domestic Affairs
Secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili underlined that Iran strongly opposes any foreign intervention in the Syrian domestic affairs.
Meeting the Syrian Deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs and Local Administration Minister Omar Ghalawanji and the accompanying delegation, Jalili condemned the misleading media campaigns and the pressures to which Syrian is exposed, stressing that Syria will win and come out of the crisis stronger.
“Iran supports Syria, as leadership and government, in the face of foreign pressure,” Jalili said, calling for developing the bilateral relations in all fields.
Ghalawanji said that the aim of the Syrian delegation’s visit to Iran is to get acquainted with the Iranian expertise in all sectors, particularly in economy and services.
“We discussed the technical issues.. and ways to develop bilateral cooperation in all domains, particularly in the fields of electricity, water, health and housing,” Ghalawanji added.