26-02-14

National solidarity and unity will stop the war on Syria

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National solidarity of the suffering Syrian people and respect for Syria’s sovereignity is the only way to change the long colonial history:

‘Ancient Syria was conquered by Egypt about 1500 B.C. , and after that by Hebrews, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Persians, and Alexander the Great of Macedonia. From 64 B.C. until the Arab conquest in A.D. 636, it was part of the Roman Empire except during brief periods. The Arabs made it a trade center for their extensive empire, but it suffered severely from the Mongol invasion in 1260 and fell to the Ottoman Turks in 1516. Syria remained a Turkish province until World War I. A secret Anglo-French pact of 1916 put Syria in the French zone of influence. The League of Nations gave France a mandate over Syria after World War I, but the French were forced to put down several nationalist uprisings. In 1930, France recognized Syria as an independent republic but still subject to the mandate. After nationalist demonstrations in 1939, the French high commissioner suspended the Syrian constitution.’

Source: http://www.infoplease.com/country/syria.html?pageno=1

16-02-14

Movement for an United Syria

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30-12-13

Latest News Syria: Russian aid aircraft

Russian aid aircraft lands in Lattakia Airport

Lattakia, Dec 30, 2013 (SANA) – A Russian airplane carrying 32 tons of assorted types of aid, including food, milk for infants, canned goods, sugar and assorted supplies, arrived on Monday in al-Bassel Airport in Lattakia.

Director of operations at the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Valeri Chekov, told journalists that this aid is timed to arrive before the New Year holidays, which unfortunately coincide this year the terrorist attacks which claimed the lives of innocent Russian civilians in the city of Volgograd.

Chekov said this aid is a gesture expressing the support of the Russian people and government for the Syrian people, voicing hope that the crisis in Syria will end soon.

In turn, Lattakia Governor Ahmad Sheikh Abdelkader lauded the positions of the Russian people and government in support of Syria and its people in the face of terrorism.
 
R. Milhem / Ghossoun / H. Sabbagh

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/12/30/520048.htm

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26-12-13

Christmas Mass held in churches across Syria

Syria's Muslims and Christians share a single destiny

Dec 25, 2013 - Provinces, (SANA) – In deference to the current circumstances in Syria, Christmas celebrations were limited to holding mass and prayers in churches and places of worship across the country.

In St. George Cathedral in Damascus, Archbishops Jean Qawaq and Matthew al-Khuory, and Archbishop al-Khory recited a message from Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East and Supreme Head of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, Ignatius Zakka I Iwas.

In his message, Patriarch Iwas reaffirmed that Syria is the eternal home of Syriacs, reiterating calls for resolving the crisis via dialogue and political solutions and stressing that Syria's Muslims and Christians share a single destiny.

He called upon the countries that will participate in the "Geneva 2" conference to cease their support for terrorists who are bound to turn against them one day.

Patriarch Iwas reiterated calls for releasing Bishops John Ibrahim and Paul Yazigi and the nuns of St. Thecla Convent who were abducted by terrorists.

He said that there are attempts by certain sides to expel Christians from the Middle East, asserting that there can be no Middle East without Christianity and no Christianity without the Middle East, adding "the See of Antioch will never in any day be located in Stockholm, Frankfurt or Los Angeles."

Patriarch Iwas concluded his message by offering season's greetings to President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian people and praying for Syria and its martyrs.

In the National Evangelical Church in Damascus, Pastor Peter Zaour headed the mass in which he prayed for the cessation of bloodshed and the restoration of stability and security to Syria.

Pastor Zaour called upon Syrians to stand fast in the face of the conspiracy targeting them and their land and to put their faith in God, parying for the abducted bishops and nuns and all other abductees.

He prayed to God to bless President Bashar al-Assad and grant him health, concluding by stressing that the conspiracy seeking to destroy Syria is doomed to fail.

Read more at: http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/12/25/519392.htm

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20-12-13

Latest News Syria: Aid for Syrian citizens

"Homeland warm lap" event to fill 10 thousand food baskets

December 19, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) - General Establishment for distributing textile production "Sundos" in cooperation with the High Relief Committee held an event at al-Jalaa stadium in Damascus under the title "Homeland warm lap" to fill 10 thousand food baskets and distribute them to the citizens affected by the acts of the armed terrorist groups.

Read more at: http://213.178.225.235/eng/21/2013/12/19/518596.htm

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20-07-13

Latest News Syria: 33 shipments of medicine

 

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July 20, 2013

Health Minister, Dr. Saad al-Nayef said that 33 shipments of medicine have been sent to the governorates lately in the context of the ministry's efforts to preserve health security and meet the citizens' needs.

Meeting on Saturday resident representative of the WHO in Syria, Elizabeth Hoff, al-Nayef said the shipments reached 11 provinces as 4 of which were sent to Aleppo, 3 to Raqqa and Daraa and 5 to Hama and Homs, not to mention the medical shipments distributed regularly in crisis-hit areas in cooperation with international organizations.

The talks during the meeting centered on the health situation in Syria and the ministry's needs at the current stage amid incessant attacks against health institutions by armed terrorist groups.

Al-Nayef said that the ministry is working to relocate the cadres working in the health institutions that have been hit and put out of service to the ones still in operation so as to cope with the immense pressure there amid a growing demand for free-of-charge services.

The minister unveiled a national vaccination campaign that targets 2 million children under five years of age to be launched in November, accompanied by distributing food packages and personal hygiene care groups.

The ministry is preparing for a joint national workshop with international health organizations designed for assessing the joint cooperation over the past period and drawing up future plans, the minister pointed out.

Dr. al-Nayef urged international bodies to provide further support to the ministry's work and broaden the scope of medical aid, especially as regards the chronic diseases' medicines.

Hoff said that the organization ''is committed to help and support Syrian citizens nationwide in cooperation with the ministries of health and higher education, and the civil society organizations,'' affirming that the ministry is exerting efforts to provide medicine, especially for chronic diseases.

Hoff added that the organization backs the national vaccination campaigns, indicating that the organization, in collaboration with the Health Ministry has launched the early warning system to combat all potential epidemics through monitoring health conditions and the prompt response in the event of detecting any such case.

M. Ismael

http://sana.sy/eng/36/2013/07/20/493339.htm

29-05-13

Latest News Syria: Journalist Yara Abbas Laid to Rest (2)

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Our condolences to Yara's family and friends

20-05-13

Latest News Syria: U.S. take steps 'to protect the Syrian people'

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David Low, So you won't be protected. Eh? (1st October, 1941)
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12-05-13

Syria, working on national unity

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Interior Minister: Forming new Parties consolidates National Unity

May 12, 2013

Interior Minister, Head of the Parties' Affairs Committee Mohammad al-Shaar, affirmed that forming the political parties aim to consolidate the real national unity; raise the cultural level to provide society with social, economic and political cadres.

"Meeting the newly-established parties aim at removing obstacles which face the work of these parties, continue and correcting their task, based on legal bases," Minister al-Shaar said during a meeting with the Democratic Arab Solidarity Party.

Members of the Party's political bureau appreciated the work of the parties' committee and its efforts to support the national parties.

The Democratic Arab Solidarity Party was established according to the parties' law No.100 for 2011.

Mazen

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/05/12/481852.htm

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April 13, 2013

Aleppo - Massive pro-government gathering to protest the Arab League Decisions against Syria

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqQCfuO8bV8

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03-05-13

Syria: Syrian Youth for Development and Reform continues struggle

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Syrian Youth for Development and Reform Association Vows to Continue Struggle

 

May 3, 2013

The Syrian Youth for Development and Reform Association continues activities for protecting the homeland and raising awareness in society, undeterred by its losing several martyrs.

The vindictive terrorism has not spared the association's best cadres, the latest of whom was the engineer Rida Salim Saleh.

The members stressed that the association will remain unbowed by terrorism, vowing to continue their struggle spurred by the martyrs whom the association offered, and to intensify efforts to repel aggressions against the homeland.

The association's members remember with awe their martyrs, namely Khodr al-Sa'do, Kameran al-Malla, Mahmoud Ghazal, Morhaf al-Tanbakji and Yazan Shamieh, in addition to martyr Saleh, a founding member of the association who believed in the role of the youth at this stage of Syria's history.

Martyr Saleh, who was born in 1962 in Hina village in Mount Hermon, added significantly to the association, especially that he supervised training cadres in electronic engineering which the association organized.

Since the onset of the crisis, the association has engaged in national activities, including participation in national marches, visiting injured army personnel, distributing symbolic gifts to the law-enforcement checkpoints and hosting Arab and foreign delegations.

M. Ismael

http://sana.sy/eng/21/2013/05/03/480459.htm

01-03-13

Syria: American gangs sow death and destruction

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US military training of militant gangs in Syria 'underway'

Feb 28, 2013

The US has begun military training of anti-Damascus militant gangs at an unidentified regional base in hopes of hastening the fall of the Syrian government and gain influence over the perceived aftermath.

The training mission, “already under way,” represents the “deepest” US intervention to date in the internal Syrian crisis and will accompany “for the first time” direct funding and supply of “nonlethal assistance and equipment” to the armed gangs that are evidently engaged in terror and destruction across the nation in a bid to bring down the government of President Bashar al-Assad, a New York Times report says on Thursday.

Citing unnamed “senior administration officials,” the report notes while the size and scope of the training mission and its location are “not clear,” the offer of the direct “nonlethal” aid will officially be announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry at a Rome Conference on Thursday where US-backed anti-Damascus “opposition leaders” and allied governments supporting President Assad’s downfall will be in attendance.

Kerry is further expected to pledge potential “direct financial aid” to anti-Assad militants.

Speaking in Paris on Wednesday, Kerry boasted that American officials and their allies in Europe and US-backed dictatorships in the Arab world are discussing measures to convince President Assad “that he can’t shoot his way out of this… We are examining and developing ways to accelerate the political transition that the Syrian people want.”

Kerry’s claim of representing the desires of “Syrian people” sound strikingly similar to identical proclamations widely made by other senior American officials and lawmakers that waged and supported destructive wars on faraway nations under the pretext of delivering “democratic values.”

According to the report, one of the “major goals” of the Obama administration in its expansion of aid to anti-Damascus militants “is to help the [US-backed] opposition build up its credibility within Syria by providing traditional government services to the civilian population… much as Hezbollah has done in Lebanon.”

“Another major goal” of the surging US intervention in Syrian affairs, the report notes, is to “jump-start negotiations” over a “political” transition by sending a message to President Assad that militants gangs on the ground “would ultimately prevail.”

Other major media reports in the US cite Obama administration officials as saying that Washington has been “under growing political pressure” to expand American role in the Syria situation in response to criticism that in the absence of US arms and military aid to the militant gangs on the ground, it fails to build ties that could prove “valuable” after “the war” ends and the time to “build” Syria comes around.

This is while Western officials have clearly acknowledged that the “opposition coalition” is highly unlikely to develop a “governing infrastructure” or attract much support from “fence-sitting Syrian minorities,” according to a Wednesday report by another influential US daily.

The report further cited American and European officials as expressing mounting concerns that the armed militants in Syria are “dominated” by al-Qaeda-linked terrorist elements with plenty of emerging evidence documenting their atrocities across the country.

Despite such concerns, Kerry vowed in a London press conference on Monday that Washington is “determined” to back the anti-Damascus armed militants in a bid to change the situation in favor of the alleged terrorists.

“We are determined that the Syrian opposition is not going to be dangling in the wind wondering where the support is or if it’s coming, and we are determined to change the calculation on the ground for President Assad,” he said, in what was widely described as an unusually undiplomatic rhetoric by the top US diplomat.

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As a reminder: Past year, Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. Obama’s order, known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad. C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

26-02-13

Syria: Governor of Damascus met more than 300 citizens

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Babila and Daf al-shouk citizens Launch Initiative to bring Gunmen out of their towns

Feb 26, 2013

Governor of Damascus countryside Hussein Makhlouf met more than 300 citizens of locals and dignitaries of Babila and Daf al-Shouk towns who offered an initiative that included the exit of the gunmen out of their towns and settle the situations of the misled people after they surrender to the state through a committee of the citizens.

The locals stressed the need for restoring security, stability and throwing arms to meet the needs of the citizens in addition to facilitating the return of displace people to their homes.

Governor of Damascus countryside welcomed this positive initiative which is considered an introduction to start the national dialogue for solving the crisis in Syria, affirming that the government works for increasing the trust with the citizens.

B.Mousa / Mazen

http://www.sana-syria.com/eng/21/2013/02/26/469567.htm

23-02-13

Latest News Syria: Iraqi Media Delegation supports Syrian people

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February 23, 2013

DAMASCUS, (SANA) – A delegation of the Iraqi Arab Journalism Association for Supporting Syria visited on Saturday the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) and inspected the work situation and its role in defying the media war launched against Syria.

SANA Director-General, Ahmad Dawa, pointed out that the war launched against Syria is aimed at undermining the Arab national spirit of Arab citizens in a systematic way to keep the Arab countries weak with no independent political decision.

The Director-General briefed the delegation on the work situation at the Agency, pointing out that the agency seeks to provide accurate and detailed information and to convey facts, while several other media outlets have abandoned all professional standards of journalism.

The Iraqi delegation stressed the support of the Iraqi people to the Syrian people, noting that Syria is being targeted today because of its national stances which support the resistance.

They stressed that Syria's victory over its enemies is inevitable thanks to the steadfastness of the Syrian Arab Army.

The delegation noted that the association is working to launch a newspaper titled "the Mother of Arabism" dedicated to the Syrian issue, hailing the steadfastness of the Syrian people.

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http://www.sana-syria.com/eng/21/2013/02/23/468898.htm

21-02-13

Obama's secret order: 53 Syrian citizens killed

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Obama signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for Syrian terrorists seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government. Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the terrorists oust Assad. C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey. The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The United States is setting up joint military, intelligence and medical working teams with Israel, Turkey and Jordan.

16-10-12

Syrian people Express Solidarity with Homeland

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Oct 14, 2012

CAPITALS, (SANA)- The Syrian community in Lebanon on Sunday organized a mass rally in solidarity with Syria in the face of terrorism and the US, Israeli, western and Arab campaign against it. A number of Lebanese figures and representatives of the national powers and parties took part in the rally.

The participants expressed rejection of the foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs, hailing the sacrifices of the Syrian army to defend Syria and its people and to cleanse the homeland from the armed terrorist groups which tampered with its security and stability.

They appreciated Russia and China stances in supporting Syria against the flagrant conspiracy targeting it, noting that the stances of the two countries reflect commitment to the UN charter in regard to respecting the sovereignty of the countries.

Meeting a delegation of the Syrian community and the Lebanese national powers at the Russian Embassy in Lebanon, Russian Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin reiterated his country's firm stance towards the crisis in Syria, expressing rejection of all forms of foreign interference in Syria's internal affairs.

Zasypkin stressed importance of the national dialogue among the Syrians.

Meanwhile, the Syrian students in Slovakia thanked Russia for its principled and balanced stance towards Syria in the face of the US-Zionist conspiracy hatched against it which aims at undermining its national and pan-Arab stances.

Visiting the Russian Embassy in Bratislava, the National Union of Syrian Students (NUSS) Branch delegation sent a letter of gratitude to Russia and the Russian people for their support to solve the crisis in Syria on basis of comprehensive national dialogue and the reform process launched by the Syrian leadership.

The Syrian students hailed the remarkable role of the Russian media in exposing the conspiracy against Syria and attempts of the armed terrorist groups and those who backed them to undermine Syria's stability and security as well as its contribution to divulging the fabrication and misleading campaign directed by the instigative channels against Syria as "a flagrant violation of the media humanitarian and ethical laws".

H. Zain/ R. Raslan

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2012/10/14/447147.htm