Syrian Air Defenses Repel Israeli Reconnaissance Plane over Quneitra, Forcing It to Leave Syrian Airspace

 QUNEITRA, (ST)- The Syrian air defenses have repelled an Israeli reconnaissance plane, that violated the Syrian airspace over Quneitra, and forced it to leave.

SANA reporter in Quneitray said that an Israeli reconnaissance plane Wednesday evening  violated the Syrian airspace over Quneitra city in Syria's southern region, but the Syrian defense systems repelled the plane and forced it to immediately leave the Syrian airspace.

US-led Coalition' s Real Task Is to Support Terrorists in Syria: Al-Jaafari

NEW YORK, (ST)- Syria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar Al-Jaafari has stressed that only the Syrian people can decide the future of their country through Syrian-Syrian dialogue and that Syria is committed to what the Syrians have voted on at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi and it is not concerned in any committee imposed by foreign sides.

Washington Spreading Lies about Syrian Army Using Chemical Weapons in Eastern Ghouta

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faisal al-Mikdad has stressed that Washington is provoked by the Syrian Arab army's victories over terrorism, therefore it is spreading lies and misleading news about the Syrian army using chemical weapons in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, Idleb and other areas.

In a statement to journalists on Wednesday, Mikdad reiterated that no evidence has so far been found about the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government forces, stressing that all the accusations are void as they are based on allegations presented by the so-called Syrian Civil Defense organization "the white helmets"  which has been publishing fabricated news and videos about events in Syria.

Bogdanov: Sochi Congress Shows Syrian People’s Commitment to Their Country’s Unity, Territorial Integrity

Moscow– Special Representative of the Russian President for the Middle East Affairs, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, stressed that the Syrian National Dialogue Congress held in Sochi last month showed that the Syrian people are committed to their country’s unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, SANA reported.

In an interview with Russian Izvestia newspaper on Tuesday, Bogdanov said that the basis on which the efforts for maintaining Syria’s unity and preventing all attempts to undermine it is the UN Security Council resolution no. 2254 and the basic principles of international law based on the UN charter.

Army discovers Israeli-made weapons and ammunition in Deir Ezzor countryside

Deir Ezzor – Syrian Arab Army units discovered large amounts of weapons and ammunition, some of them Israeli-made, while canvassing areas liberated from Daesh (ISIS) terrorists in al-Boukamal and al-Mayadin areas in Deir Ezzor province.

A military source told SANA Tuesday that while combing the villages of al-Saiyal and Hasarat in the eastern countryside of al-Boukamal city, army units discovered depots containing huge amounts of rockets, mortars, and tank shells, some of them Israeli-made, in addition to improvised cannons, landmines, and explosive devices.

The source added that army units continued combing the rest of villages after liberating them from Daesh, asserting that the army found in one of the tunnels in al-Sbikhan village to the east of al-Mayadin a factory for manufacturing shells, explosives, and barrels containing suspected materials, that could be used for manufacturing toxic substances.

Four children injured due to attacks with shells on Damascus and its Countryside

Damascus - Four children were injured and material damage was caused when the armed groups violated the de-escalation zone agreement in Eastern Ghouta, targeting residential areas in Damascus and its Countryside with shells.

A source at Damascus Countryside Police Command said that the armed groups fired two mortar rounds on al-Assad residential suburb in Harasta area, causing injures for four children, SANA reported.

Earlier, a source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that armed groups on Tuesday fired two mortar shells that hit the former Damascus International Fairground and al-Qassa area, causing only material damage.

Units of Syrian Arab Army responded to the attacks by striking the areas from where the shells were launched in Eastern Ghouta, destroying rocket launching pads, and inflicting heavy losses upon the armed groups.

Syria Isn’t Concerned in Any Constitution Committee that Isn’t Purely Syrian

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs ad Expatriates Ayman Susan has underscored Syria’s commitment to only the points on which participants in Sochi Syrian National Dialogue Congress voted.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Susan explained the Syrian stance on the issue of forming the “committee in charge of discussing the constitution”, which Sochi congress specified its tasks, mandate and members who must be chosen from the participants of Sochi. He said “Syria’s stance on this issue is clear; that is, Syria is not concerned in and has nothing to do with any committees that are not (Syrian-Syrian) including in its formation, presidency, dialogue.”