Landmine explosion causes wounds to two children in Quneitra countryside

Landmine explosion causes wounds to two children in Quneitra countryside

Two children were wounded on Saturday after a...

Israeli occupation forces open fire at Gaza farmers

Israeli occupation forces open fire at Gaza farmers

The Israeli occupation forces on Saturday...

Syria, Cuba discuss situation in Syria in the light of Corona Pandemic

Syria, Cuba discuss situation in Syria in the light of Corona Pandemic

HAVANA, (ST)- Syria's Ambassador to Cuba Idris...

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    Saturday, 16 January 2021 20:01
  • The Israeli occupation sets up apartheid roads in occupied Al-Quds to isolate it from the rest of the West Bank

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    Saturday, 16 January 2021 19:54
  • Turkish Party: Erdogan has embroiled  Turkey in big problems through interfering in Syria and Libya

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  • Mercenaries of the Turkish and US occupation commit more kidnapping crimes in Syria's Hasaka

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    Saturday, 16 January 2021 14:16
  • After involvement in supporting terrorism in Syria a new fraud scandal hits the Dutch government

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    Saturday, 16 January 2021 14:08
  • Al-Salhiyeh crossing in Deir Ezzor reopened to link between liberated areas and the province's northern countryside

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    Saturday, 16 January 2021 14:04
  • Israeli occupation forces open fire at Gaza farmers

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    Saturday, 16 January 2021 09:13
  • Syria, Cuba discuss situation in Syria in the light of Corona Pandemic

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    Saturday, 16 January 2021 08:47
  •  Two gunmen from the US-backed SDF  militia killed and 5 others wounded in two separate attacks

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    Friday, 15 January 2021 20:38
  • The US-backed SDF militia kidnaps a number of young men in the countryside of Raqqa and Hasaka

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    Friday, 15 January 2021 17:08
  • Refa’at affirms the close relationship between  America, Turkey, Israel and terrorist  organizations

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    Friday, 15 January 2021 17:03
  •  The occupation forces close the entrances of the village of Al-Tawana, south of Hebron

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    Friday, 15 January 2021 13:55
  •  A number of Palestinians injured by the occupation's suppression of an anti-settlement demonstration north of Ramallah

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    Friday, 15 January 2021 12:58
  • Moscow: US accusations that Cuba  sponsors terrorism is

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  • Moscow hopes that Washington will be true to its promises & close Guantanamo prison

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  • Arab Writers Union holds the first international cartoons exhibition

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    Friday, 15 January 2021 11:50
  • Al-Hasakah countryside: A woman  injured by the SDF militiamen  in Al-Hawl Refugee Camp

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    Friday, 15 January 2021 10:28
  •  ISO certificate awarded to  Damascus Countryside Health Department, Qatana and Al Qteifah Hospitals, for providing the best quality services

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    Friday, 15 January 2021 09:51
  •  First plane arrives at Aleppo International Airport after the resumption of air traffic in it

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Economy & Aftermath

Investigative Reporting

“Piano ain’t got no wrong notes”

“Piano ain’t got no wrong notes”

He was applauded a year ago in Damascus Opera House in more than a concert with a thousand marvelous notes ... We find him today with renewed pleasure, even more exquisit...

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  4. Golan
Syria’s tourism situation in 2020

Syria’s tourism situation in 2020

Over the past years, Syria’s tourism sector has suffered severe blows as a result of the terrorist war and the coercive measures imposed on the country. Great efforts have been exerted over the past period by the Syrian government and the civil society to recover tourism and restore its role as one of the pillars of national economy.  Within this framework, the Ministry of Tourism intensified its efforts during 202...

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Syrian cartoonist wins the first prize in international festival in Croatia

Syrian cartoonist wins the first prize i…

Syrian cartoonist Murhaf Yousef won the first prize in the 12th International Oscar Festival in Croatia. Yousef cartoons portray the terrible distribution of resources among the peoples and the how the powerful dominate the weak . More than 220 cartoonists from 49 countries participated in the Festival. Basma Qaddour

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Free pharmacy for the army wounded, martyrs' families and the needy in Homs

Free pharmacy for the army wounded, mart…

Homs, (ST) - The “Contribute with Us” initiative launched by the “Steadfast despite the Wounds” association in Homs last April reflected the importance of solidarity and cooperation among members of the society. The initiative is based on providing medicine to the families of the martyrs, the wounded of the Syrian Arab Army, and the needy, free of charge, through a pharmacy that is supplied with medicines by donors.

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Syria renews call for enforcing the implementation of the Resolution No. 497 on occupied Syrian Golan

Syria renews call for enforcing the impl…

Syria has renewed its call on the Security Council to act immediately as to enforce the implementation of the Resolution No. 497 of 1981 and force the Israeli occupation entity to stop its illegal settlement activities and repressive procedures against the people in the occupied Syrian Golan and to withdraw from the entire Golan to the June 4th 1967 line. Resolution 497 (1981) reaffirms that the acquisition of ter...

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Dozens of media and intelligence reports, published by Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), detailed in numbers the successive American administrations' funding of terrorist organizations; the foremost of which is ISIS,  affirming Washington's involvement in worsening and igniting wars in the region by supporting terrorism in it and spreading chaos.

The report of Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) shows that the US Department of Defense spent more than two billion US dollars on purchasing weapons to supply the terrorist organizations- that it called "moderate opposition" in Syria. Dozens of reports, published by various media outlets in the past years, quoting American sources including the Congress, have stressed that American weapons ended up in the hands of terrorist organizations in Syria. Since August 2014, Washington has led an illegal show-off coalition, claiming to fight "ISIS", which resulted in the expansion of extremist organizations in Syria and Iraq, in addition to massacres wherein thousands of innocent civilians were killed and infrastructure severely damaged.

Moreover, a report by Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has confirmed that Washington's purchase of weapons, with the aim of delivering them to terrorists, began in September 2015 during the administration of former US President Barack Obama. Until May 2017, the Pentagon had earlier spent more than $ 700 million to buy automated weapons, anti-tank grenade launchers, mortars and ammunition. The report said that, according to the contracts, the armament process is continued, as no less than $ 900 million will be spent by 2022, while additional amounts of $ 600 million have already been allocated- budgeted or requested by President Donald Trump's administration.

The facts and confessions, made by US officials, along with what was revealed by the American media over the past years, have shown that all the programs, designated by Washington to provide support for what the "opposition", are in fact intended to be sent to the terrorist organizations. For instance, the program launched by the CIA, during the era of former president Obama in 2013, on whichhundreds of millions of US dollars had reached the hands of terrorist "Al-Nusra Front" and "ISIS". Consequently, this program was haltedin 2017 after exposing its details in the media.

The United States publicly funded the terrorist organization "White Helmets"  with tens of millions of dollars. It is worth noting that this terrorist organization is organically linked to terrorist "Al-Nusra Front", and evidently is supported by it in preparing and promoting the use of chemical weapons against civilians, as happened in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside several times, and also in areas in Aleppo, with the aim of accusing the Syrian Arab army and the government. 

The White Helmets terrorist organization has received the most recent financial support of five million US dollars from the US State Department several months ago. It’s worth mentioning that the close connection of the White Helmets to the United States and Britain was proven through the obituary, issued by the British Foreign Office, to the White Helmets’sco-founder, former British intelligence officer James Le Mesurier, upon his death.

In addition to the financial and logistical support of military equipment provided by Washington to terrorist organizations in Syria, the United States has had a prominent role in the political coverage of terrorist crimes in the Security Council through submitting several draft resolutions to the UNSC in compliance withwhat it is doing against Syria.

In September 2016, the American army provided direct military support to ISIS terrorist organization, launching aggressive strikes against a unit of the Syrian Arab Army in Jabalal-Tharda in Deir Al-Zor, to enable ISIS terrorists to control it, along with evacuations from battlefields, made by American planes to save ISIS's leaders or to provide them with intelligence.

It is worth mentioning that through its occupation of parts of the lands in northern Syria, the United States is stealing oil and depriving the Syrian people of it. Defyinginternational law, the US President announcedlast December that his country "has put oil in Syria under its control and is now able to do with it as it wishes". Trump was obliged todeclare so after the Russian Defense Ministry had issued documents and photos, revealing Washington’s smuggling of the Syrian oil to other countries under cover of private American military companies and special forces units.

Ironically, Washington describes all the above mentioned as “aiding the Syrian people”, including the illegal blockade imposed withoutthe United Nations’ approval; a blockade that is exercised with the spirit of jungle law that denies the Syrians their right to import energy carriers, food and medicine.

During the current period, and with the Corona pandemic outbreak, the US and its Western allies continue to adhere to the policy of imposing sanctions against the Syrian people, taking a toll on its livelihood, instead of extending a helping hand to confront the deadly pandemic. Such policy adds an extra burden to the Syrian State, especially in light of the destruction and sabotage of the infrastructure, which the international terrorism has caused over the past nine years, especially the health sector.

All these facts undoubtedly prove that all of the US’s lies and allegations, including what was recently presented by James Jeffrey about the so-called “humanitarian support” to the Syrian people, are void, as they are nothing but a continuation of the series of lies and disinformation campaigns, practiced by the United States to target Syria and its people.

Rayan Faouri

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