In Hasaka province, terrorists have damaged the power grid. When the repair team worked to restore the electricity supply, the militants attacked the workers in a dastardly manner. One person was killed, three suffered.
In the city of Adra gangsters blew up a reservoir of oil. And this is in the winter, when people are already short of fuel. A great fire broke out, the smoke from which has been visible for two days on the northeastern outskirts of Damascus.
In the metropolitan area of Midan there was a sabotage at an electrical substation. Residents of the city and suburbs, and so recently suffering from constant power outages, again almost a day lost their light.
December 24 in the Christian area Zablatani was released several mortar shells that exploded near the market. Four civilians died, 20 suffered.
But even more sinister are the crimes of the militants against the objects on which the chemicals to be destroyed in accordance with international agreements are stored. At the same time, some countries openly violate all contracts and transfer data on these objects to bandits.
December 21 Syrian side and experts of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons decided to move the chemicals stored at two sites. And soon after that, both of these objects were subjected to terrorist attacks. One of them is in the center of Syria, the other is in the province of Damascus.
Fortunately, the military successfully repelled the militants' attempts to bring these objects under control. Against the object located near Damascus, the rebels tried to use the "al-Qaeda method" - a mined car driven by a suicide bomber, as was already done with the Al-Kindi hospital near the city of Aleppo.
The military managed to blow this car up before it reached its intended goal. Unfortunately, while killing four defenders, 28 were injured. But the chemicals in the hands of bandits did not fall.
In this regard, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement in which it indicated that the gangs could receive information about these objects only in one case - if some influential countries gave them intelligence information.
The Foreign Ministry strongly condemned such actions, stressing that they could lead to very dangerous consequences, and then responsibility for them would fall on those who support the militants.
The question arises - who benefits from chemical weapons in the hands of criminals? Thus, the forces that try to thwart all steps towards a peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis. Those who are trying to disrupt the conference "Geneva-2", who are preventing Iran from participating in it, who want only one thing - the continuation of bloodshed in Syria. As it follows from informing terrorists about the objects where chemical substances are stored, they are trying to organize a new chemical provocation in order to completely disrupt the peace process and start what was intended in September - direct aggression against Syria.
Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad received a friendly delegation from Australia, which included scientists, political scientists, representatives of intellectuals and public organizations.
As the head of state stressed at the meeting, events in the region, particularly in Syria, affect the whole world. Syria opposed the ideology of radical extremists and terror that has no boundaries. This is a global problem.
"Some Western politicians do not understand the whole essence of the Syrian conflict and are guided by double standards," the president said.
He thanked the Australians for this visit. According to him, such gestures help build bridges of friendship between nations, as well as help Syria in confronting informational and psychological warfare.