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Sand sculpture forum in Lattakia shows Syrians' insistence on life

Around 13 sand sculptures have been made during the second professional sculpture forum concluded yesterday in Lattakia.

The sculptures depict animals, environment, cars, Greek mythology and the ancient Phoenician civilization, according to the official news agency (SANA).

The agency quoted the director of the forum Mr. Ali al-Shikh as saying that the forum was an opportunity to exchange experiences.

"In the future, we will work on using a better technique in making sculptures in order to display them for long years without being destroyed," he added.

The second forum kicked off one week ago with the participation of 13 young artists, while the first one was held in August 2015 in a new venture in the field of art in the country.

The forum, which included concerts, workshops for children and art exhibitions, aims to encourage internal tourism and to show the Syrians' insistence on life despite the ongoing crisis in the county.

Since 2011, a foreign-backed terror war has been waged on Syria targeting its people, army, civilization and infrastructures in accordance with the US-Zionist plot that aims to fragment the region and to have hegemony over its wealth.

About 360.000 foreign terrorists from 93 countries came to fight against the Syrians from April 2011 till January 2016, according to the German Firil Center for Studies. While media reports have confirmed that Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, the U.S., France, Britain and Israel support – by all means-terrorist organizations operating in Syria.


Basma Qaddour