Latest News Syria: symbolic gifts to the martyrs' families


November 13, 2013

Damascus, (SANA) – Prime Minister, Dr. Wael al-Halqi said that honoring martyrs reflects embodiment of the sublime values of martyrdom.

"Honoring martyrs is also a constitutional, legal, humane and ethical duty towards the martyrs' families," the Premier added during a ceremony for honoring martyrs' families at Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts in Damascus.

He stressed the government's keenness to offer the martyrs' families the care that befits their sacrifices.

PM al-Halqi elaborated on the lofty meanings of martyrdom and the role of martyrs in shielding the homeland against any future attempts that seek to undermine Syria.

Al-Halqi underlined the importance that the government and civil society exert concerted efforts to offer all it takes to honor martyrs and their families.

''Syria is marching towards astounding victory thanks to the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab army,'' al-Halqi said, indicating that Syria is recovering from its wounds and witnessing the start of the reconstruction process.

The Premier distributed symbolic gifts to the martyrs' families, who affirmed that they take pride in the martyrdom of their sons to preserve the unity and dignity of the homeland.

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Photo: President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt. Nasser supported the Palestinian cause and the right to self-determination. In 1956 after the United States had refused to grant aid for building the Aswān Dam, Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. The nationalization led to the 1956 Arab-Israeli War, in which Great Britain, France, and Israel jointly attacked Egypt.

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Latest News Syria: Syrian army


Army Units Restore Security and Stability to Villages in al-Qseir Countryside

Jun 7, 2013

Army units on Friday restored security and stability to al-Mas'udieh and al-Salhieh villages in al-Qseir countryside.

An official source told SANA reporter that units of our armed forces are continuing their missions in pursuing the terrorists' remnants and inspecting operations.

The units dismantled a number of improvised explosive devices were planted by terrorists in the two villages.

A military source said that the army is searching the farms of al-Husseinyeh and al-Dumaineh al-Sharqyeh as to clean them of terrorists.

The source said that the army destroyed weapons and ammunition while they were transported to al-Houla and Hur Binafsouh areas.

An army unit targeted terrorists' gatherings in al-Husn and Housh Hajjo in Talbeseh and Palmyra and eliminated and injured scores of terrorists.



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Syrian.army. Killed in Large Numbers, Infiltration Attempt Foiled in Homs

May 21, 2013

PROVINCES, (SANA) - Units of the armed forces on Tuesday continued pursuing the armed terrorist groups in the farms surrounding al-Wa'ar area in Homs, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

An official source in the province told SANA reporter that the army discovered a field hospital and seized a big amount of medicine and medical equipment which were stolen from the public and private hospitals in Homs.

In al-Qseir, SANA reporter said that the army destroyed many terrorists' tunnels in the central and northern area of the city, killing scores of terrorists and destroying their weaponry and equipment.

Among the killed terrorists were Abdul-Wareth Ismael, Ibrahim Harba, Bilal Qarqwaz, Mohammad Ammar, Hilal Darweesh and Ammar al-Iter, terrorist Suhayb Khaled Ismael, a most dangerous terrorist, was seriously injured.

Dozens of explosive devices that were planted by terrorists in the houses and public institutions and on the roads were dismantled.

Units of the armed forces continued pursuing terrorists in the northern and southern areas in the city after the army restored security and safety to the eastern area, the stadium, parts of the western area and the area surrounding the municipality, the cultural center, the Church and the municipality roundabout and to al-Ghaita area.

Terrorists Infiltration Attempt from Lebanon Foiled

In another context, units of the armed forces foiled armed terrorist groups' infiltration attempts from Lebanon into Syria across several sites in al-Qseir countryside, inflecting heavy losses upon them.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the armed forces confronted armed terrorist groups tried to infiltrate from Lebanon across al-Sarhanieh, Hit and Bwiet to the Northern neighborhood in al-Qseir city, killing scores of terrorists, injuring others and destroying their vehicles.

Army Destroys Terrorists' Gatherings in Sirmin, Idleb Countryside

Units of the armed forces destroyed, in a qualitative operation, terrorists' gatherings in Sirmin city in Idleb countryside with all the weapons and ammunition inside them.

SANA reporter quoted a source in the province as saying that the operation resulted in destroying a warehouse for the terrorists' weapons, ammunitions and vehicles, killing a number of terrorists and injuring others.

The source added that the engineering units dismantled 3 explosive devices planted by terrorists near the Youth Camp, each one weighs 100 kg linked with a remote control device. The units also dismantled 2 anti-personnel landmines.

Jabhat-al-Nusra-Linked Terrorists Eliminated in Daraa

In Daraa countryside, an official source said that units of the armed forces carried out a qualitative operation against Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists' hideouts in Busr al-Harir town.

The operation resulted in the killing of a number of terrorists and destroying their weapons and vehicles.

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