Thursday weather: Temperatures around average, weather relatively cold at night

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Damascus, SANA- The temperatures will remain around average in most areas as the country is affected by a superficial low air pressure accompanied by western air currents in the upper layers of the atmosphere.

Meteorology Department expected in its Thursday bulletin that the skies will be clear to partly cloudy in general while the weather will be cold at night especially at the mountains with high humidity in some of the inland areas.

The wind will be changeable with a low speed and the sea waves will be low in height.

Different amounts of rainfalls were registered in a number of the Syrian provinces over the past 24 hours as follows: Lattakia 5 m and Homs 3 mm.

The expected temperatures in some of the major Syrian cities will be as follows: Damascus 27/14, Daraa 28/14, Homs 27/16, Lattakia 27/22, Aleppo 27/15 and Deir Ezzor 30/16.

R. Jazaeri/


Source  :  Syrian Arab News Agency

Army establishes control over al-Tibeh village, advances into al-Mayadeen neighborhoods in Deir Ezzor

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Deir Ezzor, SANA – Army units further advanced in al-Mayadeen city in the course of continued military operations against ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor.

SANA reporter said that army units carried out intensive operations against ISIS terrorists’ hideouts in al-Mayadeen city in the southeastern countryside, establishing control over al-Tibeh village that is adjacent to the city and advancing into al-Mayadeen neighborhoods from the western part, particularly al-Baloum neighborhood, the Industrial area and al-Madajin,

The reporter added that fierce clashes erupted between the army units and ISIS terrorists in the direction of Khsham-Hatla east of the Euphrates River and the fronts of al-Orfi and al-Sinaa in Deir Ezzor city, killing or injuring many of the terrorists.

The army’s Air and Artillery forces destroyed fortified positions and vehicles for ISIS in the cities of Mohassan and al-Mayadeen, the villages of Buqrus, al-Jneineh, al-Husseiniyeh, Hatla, Saalou, Zeban, Hawaej Zeban, al-Boleil, al-Salehiya and the neighborhoods of Kanamat, al-Hamidiyeh, al-Sheikh Yaseen, Khasarat and al-Ardi, the reporter said.

Local sources in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor reported that ISIS terrorists executed three people by slaughtering them in al-Intilaq roundabout in al-Bokmal city, a day after a civilian was killed and his body was hung at al-Hissan village’s roundabout in the northwestern countryside.

Shaza/H. Said


Source  :  Syrian Arab News Agency

Syria bids farewell to World Cup after tough game with Australia

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Sydney, SANA – Syria lost to Australia 2-1 in the most nerve-wracking match in the second leg of the World Cup 2018 qualifying play-off in Sydney.

The Syrian national football team, who had a win and two draws in qualify, was very close to play on the biggest stage of international football for the first time in its history.

The Syrian footballers showed an impressive performance against their Australian counterparts, with whom they tied 1-1 in a match held in the Malaysian city of Melaka in the first leg of the qualifying play-off on October 5.

Omar al-Soumeh scored the first goal in the match at the 6th minute of the game. Seven minutes later, Tim Cahill scored Australia’s first goal.

The game went into extra time, whereby Cahill scored a 109 m goal, making use of the Syrian team’s player miss after Mahmoud al-Mawas was sent out of the match right after receiving a red card.

After so many unsuccessful attempts to score, Syria’s Omar al-Soumer won a free direct kick with seconds remaining, but the ball hit the post.

Tens of thousands of Syrians at home watched the game on giant screens setup for this specific event, cheering for the Syrian team that was on the way to achieve the dream of making it through to the World Cup.

A ten thousand Syrian and Arab fans also cheered for the Syrian national team at ANZ Stadium in Sydney waving the Syrian flags and chanting slogans in support of the Syrian footballers.


Source  :  Syrian Arab News Agency

29th “Salute to October” Exhibition kicks off in Damascus

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Damascus, SANA – The 29th Fine Art Exhibition, titled “Salute to October” kicked off on Thursday evening at Al-Shaab Gallery for Fine Arts.

The exhibition is organized by the Political Administration in cooperation with the Plastic Artists Union under the patronage of Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Armed Forces, Defense Minister Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij.

60 artists are participating in the ten-day exhibition depicting in their works the emotional state of the heroics of the ancestors and sons and the value and sublime meanings of sacrifice in defense of the homeland, marking the 44th anniversary of the 1973 October Liberation War against the Israeli enemy.

Speaking to the journalists at the exhibition’s opening, Deputy Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Mahmoud Shawa said that the meanings embodied in October Liberation War and the victories currently achieved by the Syrian army currently are “grand”.

“There was the October Liberation War and our enemy, the Israeli occupation entity- was the main target, who continues to be the real compass in the fight against terrorism,” said Maj. Gen. Shawa, adding that “terrorism has been renewed and the victories of our army continue successively from one October to another.”

The participating artists showcased various pieces of fine art paintings, engravings, sculptures and Arabic calligraphy of various artistic schools and different age groups.

The exhibition included 14 sculptures made of wood, polyester, stone, basalt and metal materials.

The opening ceremony was attended by a number officers in the army and armed forces, figures from the Plastic Artists Union and interested audience.

Shaza/H. Said


Source  :  Syrian Arab Agency News

Army concludes operations in Homs eastern countryside, continues operations against ISIS in Deir Ezzor

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Homs/Deir Ezzor, SANA – Syrian Army units concluded their military operations in the eastern countryside of Homs province after reclaiming an area of 1,800 square kilometers and eliminating the last gathering for ISIS in the area.

A military source told SANA that army units concluded their military operations in the eastern countryside of Homs after eliminating the last gathering for ISIS in the area and liberating an area of 1,800 square kilometers.

The source said that the operations also resulted in restoring security and stability to tens of towns, villages, and farms, in addition to eliminating hundreds of terrorists and destroying their weapons and equipment.

Earlier, SANA’s correspondent in Deir Ezzor said that army units operating in Deir Ezzor province advanced further in the efforts to uproot ISIS in the southeastern countryside of the province by eliminating many terrorists in the western outskirts of al-Mayadeen town.

He said that army units clashed on Friday with terrorists from ISIS in the western outskirts of al-Mayadeen, which resulted in killing many terrorists and inflicting heavy losses in equipment on the terror organization.

The correspondent added that army units established control over the brad production plant at the town’s outskirts after eliminating the ISIS terrorists who were barricaded inside it after they covnered it to a weapons and ammo depot.

Hazem Sabbagh


Source  :  Syrian Arab Agency News

Syrian army restores control over new areas in Deir Ezzor countryside

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Deir Ezzor, SANA – The Syrian army, in cooperation with its allies, took control over new areas in al-Mayadeen city and Hatla village in Deir Ezzor province.

SANA reporter stated that fierce clashes erupted between army units and ISIS terrorists in al-Mayadeen city in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor that ended up with the army taking control over al-Rahbeh archeological citadel,the Artillery battalion, al-Shibli Farms and the grain silos south west Deir Ezzor city.

The clashes resulted in killing many terrorists, including tens of suicide bombers, and destroying 3 booby-trapped vehicles.

The reporter added that the army units continue its progress towards other neighborhoods in al-Mayadeen city, dismantling explosive devices and landmines planted by ISIS terrorists.

He noted to the continued military operation of the Syrian forces on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, adding that the army recaptured new posts in Hatla village and water plant, inflicting heavy losses on ISIS terrorist organization.

ISIS gatherings and fortified positions were destroyed as the army headed forward towards al-Siyasiyeh Bridge area, meanwhile 7 terrorists were killed in an airstrike which targeted their car.

The air and artillery forces, according to the reporter, carried out intensive raids on ISIS strongholds in al-Jneiniyeh and al-Husseiniyeh villages and other areas in Deir Ezzor, killing large numbers of ISIS terrorists and destroying their vehicles.



Source  :  Syrian Arab News Agency

Large-scale military operation against ISIS terrorists is continued across Syria

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Provinces,  SANA- The wide-scale military operation against ISIS and other terrorist organizations’ hideouts and gatherings is continued across the Syrian provinces.

In Deir Ezzor, according to a military source, the Syrian Air Force on Sunday carried out intensive airstrikes against positions of ISIS terrorists  in the villages of al-Boulil and al-Muhassan city in the eastern countryside.

The source said that scores of terrorists were killed in the airstrikes and one of their armored vehicles was destroyed, in addition to destroying a number of their machinegun-equipped cars and varied types of machineguns, positions, fortifications and mortar launchers.

SANA reporter said that army units engaged in heavy clashes with ISIS terrorists on the axes of Khsham/Hatla Fouqani and al-Bo Omar in the northeastern and eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

As a result of the clashes, a number of ISIS terrorists were killed or injured, in addition to the destruction of their weapons.

The reporter pointed out that the army’s air force and artillery directed strikes on ISIS sites and movements in the villages of Khsham, al-Jneina, al-Husseiniya and Huweijet Saqr and the neighborhoods of al-Huweiqa, al-Jbeila, al-Sheikh Yassin and Kanamat, destroying command centers, fortifications, sites and 3 vehicles equipped with heavy machineguns.

In Hama, a series of sorties also targeted positions and fortifications of ISIS terrorists in the besieged pocket in the eastern countryside of al-Salamiyeh city in Hama Province.

The military source said that the strikes targeted gatherings and supply lines of ISIS in the villages of Akash, Abu Hanaya, Rasem al-Abed and to the southeast of al-Uqairbat town in the eastern countryside of al-Salamiyeh.

The source said that the strikes hit the targets accurately, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists in personnel and weaponry where several armored vehicles, cars equipped with machineguns and mortar launchers were destroyed.

The Air Force also intensified its strikes on ISIS terrorists’ sites and the their supply routes  to the east of al-Sokhneh city in the countryside of Homs.

The military source said that the strikes resulted in killing and wounding  a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons, some of them armored and others equipped with heavy machine guns, in addition to destroying artillery and mortars launching pads.


Source  :  Syrian Arab Agency News