Syria Officially Invites OPCW to Conduct Transparent Investigation into Alleged Chemical Attack in Douma

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has officially invited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon (OPCW) to send a fact-finding mission to the Syrian city of  Douma as to conduct investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons there.

An official source at the ministry told SANA that in response to the unjust campaign launched by some western countries against the Syrian Arab Republic in the wake of the fabricated reports about an alleged chemical attack in Douma of Eastern Ghouta, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates sent, via its permanent mission in the Hague, an official invitation to OPCW to delegate a fact finding mission to Syria's Douma in order to conduct investigation into the alleged chemical attack in the city on April 7, 2018.

Al-Jaafari Accuses Washington, Paris, London, Ankara, Riyadh, Doha of Supplying Terrorists with Toxic Chemical Materials

NEW YORK, (ST)- Syria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bashar Al-Jaafari accused the United States, Britain, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey of supplying "Daesh", "Jabhat al-Nusra", "Jaish al-Islam", "Failaq al-Rahman" and tens of other affiliated terrorist groups with toxic chemical materials as to be used in attacks against Syrian civilians. He also accused them of committing chemical crimes and fabricating evidence to blame the Syrian government for the use of chemical weapons in order to prepare circumstances for an aggression against Syria similar to the US and British aggression on Iraq in 2003.

Al-Jaafari: Some UNSC permanent members try to lie to create pretext for aggression against Syria

New York - Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, said that the Israeli aggression against Syria would not succeed in protecting Israel’s agents from terrorist organizations, pointing out that some of the United Nations Security Council’s permanent members are trying to lie to defame Syria and create pretexts for attacking it, SANA reported.

All Abductees, Held by Terrorists in Douma, Released

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Two buses carrying all the abductees, released from the prisons of the so-called Jaish al-Islam" gang, left Douma, SANA reporter said Monday.

The reporter said that the two buses with tens of released abductees on board arrived at 11 p.m at the Syrian army checkpoint near al-Wafideen camp crossing. The buses transported the abductees to al-Fiaha stadium in Damascus where their relatives and thousands of citizens have been waiting to welcome them.    

Earlier, an official source said that all the abductees, which are being held by the terrorists of "Jaish al-Islam" gang in Douma will be released tonight.

According to the source, the number of abductees circulated on social media are incorrect and they were exaggerated by terrorists in order to achieve as possible gains as through the negotiations.

Foreign Ministry: Syria Warns of Dangerous Repercussions of Israeli Assaults on Syrian Territories

DAMASCUS– Syria has warned of the grave repercussions of the assaults launched by the Israeli occupation on the Syrian territories and its constant support for the terrorist organizations, stressing that the Israeli aggression on the T-4 Airport in the countryside of Homs would not have been possible without the US limitless support, SANA reported.

In a letter to UN Secretary-General and UNSC President, Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said “In the framework of its policies based on practicing state terror and providing constant support for the armed terrorist groups as well as violating UNSC resolution No. 350 for 1974 on separating forces, in addition to UNSC resolutions and international acts on counterterrorism, the authorities of the Israeli occupation renewed aggression against the Syrian territories on April 9th 2018, with the Israeli F15 jets launching missiles from the Lebanese airspace on T-4 airport in Homs province,” adding that the Syrian Air Force downed some of these missiles. Several Syrian citizens were either killed or injured during the attack.

Aggression 8 Missiles Downed 2


The Syrian air defenses have confronted an Israeli missile attack on T-4 airport in Homs Countryside and shot down eight missiles, a military source said.

That source added that the missiles were fired on Monday morning from the Lebanese airspace by Israeli  F-15 fighter jets, SANA reported.

The source mentioned that the attack left a number of martyrs and injured.





First Batch of Abductees, Held by Terrorist in Douma, Liberated

DAMASCUS, (ST)-The first batch of abductees, who have been held by the terrorists of the so-called "Jaish al-Islam" terror Group In Douma, was released on Sunday after an agreement was reached earlier in the day to release all the abductees in exchange for the evacuation of all the terrorists from Douma to Jarablus in Aleppo.  

The bus carrying tens of released abductees, most of them women and children, left Douma late Sunday, drove through al-Wafideen area before taking the released abductees to the Faiha stadium in Damascus, where their relatives and thousands of citizens were waiting.