United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack carried out today near the Sayidda Zeinab shrine in a Damascus suburb of Syria, in which several civilians were killed and many others wounded.

A car bomb and an attacker wearing an explosive vest struck an area close to a holy shrine on the suburbs of the Syrian capital, Damascus.

Heads of Iranian and Syrian Joint Security Working Group on Tuesday signed letter of understanding on joint campaign against terrorism and organized crimes, drug-trafficking and borders security.

The top United Nations relief official said today he remains extremely concerned about the welfare of civilians across Syria, who he said continue to face “horrific deprivation and violence,” particularly those trapped in besieged areas.

Syria crisis has no military solution and the Syrian people themselves should decide their future, Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Sunday.

Two United Nations human rights experts today urged immediate protection for thousands of civilians caught up in offensives by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) in the Aleppo region of northern Syria.

A deadly bomb attack struck a mosque in Syria’s port city of Latakia Thursday, state TV says.


 Some “pundits” in the West claim it is because of the destructive might of the US-led coalition of air forces that the anti-ISIL forces in Iraq and Syria have had their recent successes.

 Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday called for redefinition of the Middle East crisis in light of extremism which has engulfed the entire region.

At least 30 members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have reportedly died and dozens more suffered injuries in the latest wave of infighting between anti-Damascus and foreign-sponsored militant groups operating inside conflict-ridden Syria.


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