Army foils Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist attack in Hama countryside

Hama – Units of the Syrian army thwarted on Tuesday a terrorist attack by Jabhat al-Nusra on army positions in the direction of Tal Dara, Qebet al-Kurdi, and Jarjiseh village in the eastern and southern countryside of Hama province.

SANA said that the army units engaged in violent clash using various types of weapons with the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups affiliated to it positioned in al-Sathiyat area after the terrorists attacked army positions in Tal Dara and Qebet al-Kurdi to the east of Hama.

SANA added that the army inflicted heavy losses upon the terrorists, destroying their vehicles.

In Hama’s southern countryside, the army units thwarted a terrorist attack from the direction of al-Rastan lake towards Jarjiseh village, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

Al-Jaafari: Washington coalition completely destroyed Raqqa city, committed horrific massacres against the Syrians

New York - Syria’s Permanent Representatives at the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari stressed that the US-led “international coalition” had completely destroyed Raqqa city under the pretext of fighting Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organizations, SANA reported.

During a UN Security Council session held on Tuesday for discussing humanitarian situation in the city of Raqqa and al-Rukban refugee camp on the border with Jordan upon the request of Russia, al-Jaafari thanked Russia for requesting to hold this session on the situation in Raqqa, noting that “Raqqa is a martyred city that has been destroyed fully by the forces of the US and its alleged coalition under the pretext of fighting terrorism.”

OPCW experts enter Douma city

Damascus – The fact-finding team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) entered Douma city in Eastern Ghouta area in Damascus Countryside on Tuesday.

SANA said the team’s experts entered Douma city to investigate the claims about the alleged chemical attack which had been promoted by terrorist organizations and its sponsors, particularly the United States, Britain, and France.

The team arrived in Damascus earlier upon a request from the Syrian Arab Republic to visit the site of the alleged incident in Douma and investigate the allegations.

The United States, Britain, and France had preempted the work of the team and carried out on Saturday a tripartite missile aggression on areas in Damascus and Homs countryside under the pretext of using chemical weapons, an aggression that was repelled by the Syrian Arab Army air defenses which had destroyed most missiles or drove them off-course.

Implementation of agreement for exit of “Jaish al-Islam” terrorists from al-Dmair in Damascus Countryside begins

Damascus Countryside – The implementation of an agreement stipulating for the “Jaish al-Islam” terrorists to exit al-Dmair town in Damascus Countryside began on Tuesday.

SANA said that the agreement involves “Jaish al-Islam” terrorists in al-Dmair handing over their heavy and medium weapons and having around 1000 of them exit the town to Jarablos, while the ones who want to remain in the town will have their legal status settled.

SANA said that the handing over of heavy and medium weapons has commenced, and 60 of the terrorists turned themselves over to have their legal status resolved.

This agreement comes 3 days after the last batch of “Jaish al-Islam” terrorists left Douma city to Jarablos.

Internal Security Forces finds factory of mortars and grenades for Jaish al-Islam in Douma

Damascus Countryside – Units of Syrian internal security forces, in cooperation with Douma citizens, discovered on Monday an intertwined network of tunnels and a factory for manufacturing mortar shells and grenades run by the terrorists of Jaish al-Islam.

SANA said that Jaish al-Islam’s terrorists transformed the Consumer Establishment and the Cultural Center in Douma into the largest mortar and grenades manufacturing factory and storage depots, indicating that the factory contained modern and sophisticated weapons manufacturing devices and auto repair shop.

The discovered tunnels were long and multi-layered with more than 10 meters height, and connected to intertwined subsidiary tunnels linking the Cultural Center, the Directorate of Douma and the post office, SANA correspondent said, noting that the terrorists dug a long trench in the Stadium of Douma Municipal which can be used for the movement of tanks and heavy machinery.

Army advances in Hama countryside, kills scores of terrorists

Hama - Units of the Syrian Arab Army eliminated a number of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in the southeastern countryside of Hama.

SANA said that army units, in cooperation with allied forces, achieved new advance in chasing terrorists in the area surrounding Jabal al-Ken and eliminated their last gatherings in Wadi al-Hibia, Arad Qabr al-Sheikha, Dahret Jbabi, Dahret al-Jasia, Arad al-Jasia and Wadi al-Qurbat in the southeastern countryside of the province.

A number of terrorists were killed in the military operation, including Rakan Turki al-Rida and Abdul al-Jalil Marwan, in addition to destroying their equipment.

Sabbagh: Tripartite aggression on Syria aimed at hindering work of fact-finding mission

The Hague – Syria’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical (OPCW) Bassam Sabbagh said that the barbarous US-British-French tripartite aggression which is timed with the arrival of the fact-finding mission to Damascus to investigate the claims of the alleged chemical attack on Douma city aims at hindering the work of the mission and forestalling the results of the investigations, SANA reported.

Delivering Syria’s statement at the 58th meeting of the OPCW Executive Council, Sabbagh said that “we are looking forward to the OPCW currently in Damascus to fulfill its duties impartially and professionally, and present the results as soon as possible.”

Sabbagh expressed wonder over the timing of the invitation for this meeting before the mission’s work, which raises an essential question on the real goal behind that.

He added that Syria condemns in strongest terms the brutal aggression on the Syrian territories on April 14th at dawn, relaying on a farcical failed play which was staged in service for their agendas.

Sabbagh continued to say that Syria has no chemical weapons at all as the Syrian authorities officially requested OPCW Director on 10th April to send urgently a fact-finding mission to the alleged scene in Douma to investigate the allegations, stressing readiness to facilitate the arrival of the mission at the scene as soon as possible.