More than 200,000 citizens in Hama countryside without water due to terrorist attacks

Hama - Terrorist organizations attacked on Monday the water pumping station in al-Qantara village in Hama, depriving tens of residential gatherings in the eastern countryside of the province of water.

Speaking to SANA, Director of the General Establishment for Drinking Water in Hama Moti’a al-Abshi said that terrorists vandalized the pumping water station of al-Qantara which supplies drinking water for Salamiyeh city, towns of al-Kafat and Taldra and a number of residential gatherings in the eastern countryside of Hama.

Maintenance workshops are attempting to reach the station to repair the damage and restore pumping water as soon as possible.

One civilian martyred due to terrorist attacks with shells in Homs

Homs - A civilian was martyred and a two others were injured in a terrorist attack with shells on al-Ashrafia village in the northern countryside of Homs.

SANA said that terrorists positioned in villages and towns in the province northern countryside fired a number of shells on al-Ashrafia village to the north of Homs city, claiming the life of a citizen and causing injuries to a woman and a young girl.

The attack also caused material damage to public and private properties, the reporter added.

A unit of the Syrian Arab Army responded to the attack by targeting with precision strikes the areas from which shells were fired, destroying a number of rocket launchers and fortified positions and inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.

Syria ready to cooperate with OPCW experts, offer necessary facilitations to carry out their job

Damascus - Syria is ready to fully cooperate with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission and offer all necessary facilitations to carry out its job, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad said Monday.

Answering SANA question about the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission’s visit to investigate the alleged Douma Chemical weapons attack, Mikdad, the head of the national committee for implementing Syria’s obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention, said that the experts arrived in Damascus three days ago upon the request of the Syrian Arab Republic to visit the place in Douma where the chemical attack allegedly took place.

He added that several meetings were held with the experts and discussed cooperation between both sides for implementing the required task precisely, transparently and impartiality.

In these meetings, Mikdad said, Syria emphasized its full readiness to cooperate and provide all necessary facilitations for the fact-finding mission experts to carry out their job.

After liberating their city from terrorism, Douma residents eager to return to their houses and farms

Damascus – “We have suffered dark times under the yoke of terrorism. We have been waiting this moment so long,” said Douma residents while they were heading to their houses after the liberation of the Eastern Ghouta at the hands of the Syrian army.

The movement in Douma streets, the reopening of shops and the accompanying noise indicate that the life is gradually coming back to its normal rhythm after the eradication of terrorist groups and the exit of Jaish al-Islam terrorists to Jarablos, SANA reported.

Syrians mark Evacuation Day, army’s victories over terrorism and tripartite aggression

Damascus - Tens of thousands of Syrians gathered at the Umayyad Square in Damascus on Monday to mark the 72nd anniversary of Evacuation Day (Syrian Independence Day, which marks the evacuation of French occupation forces from the country in 1946) and the victories of the Syrian Army on terrorism and the recent tripartite US-British-French aggression on Syria, SANA reported.

US-Led Aggression on Syria Will Never Undermine Syrians' Determination to Combat Terrorism

DAMASCUS- Speaker of People’s Assembly Hammoudeh Sabbagh affirmed that the tripartite aggression on Syria will never undermine Syrian people’s determination to combat terrorism.

Speaker Sabbagh’s remarks came during a meeting with an independent British delegation, headed by Member of the British House of Lords, Baroness Cox, SANA reported.

Sabbagh said that the governments of the countries that launched the aggression against Syria, especially the US, continue to violate international law, contrary to the international legitimacy and the UN and its Charter which safeguards the sovereignty and independence of states.

Cabinet Approves Funds for Reconstruction in Eastern Ghouta

DAMASCUS– The Cabinet saluted the Syrian Arab Army which confronted the American-Britan-French aggression on Syria and prevented it from achieving its goals, according to SANA.

During its session held on Sunday, chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the Cabinet approved the funds necessary to restore the basic services and state institutions to the Eastern Ghouta after its liberation from terrorism.