Syrian film won best scenario award at Oran Festival

The Syrian film 'Waiting for Autumn'  by Jodsaed won the best scenario award at the 9thOran Arab Film Festival held in Algeria.

The film produced by the Syrian General Cinema Institute talk about a women's volleyball team from a Syrian forgotten village aspired to win the national republic cup in search of joy and victory in a bleeding country.

National museum of Aleppo sustained repeated terror attacks

Over the past days, the National Museum of Aleppo has sustained repeated terror attacks which come within the vandalism acts being perpetrated by armed terrorist organizations against archaeological sites in the city of Aleppo, according to the Tishreen newspaper.

The paper reported yesterday that large number of rockets and gas bottles packed with explosives hit the museum causing serious damage to it.

"The main façade of the museum, the construction structure, ceiling, exterior doors, offices and part of outer fence  were damaged by the attacks," the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums said on its website.

Syrian soldiers bid farewell to great mother

They bade farewell to Engineer Mrs. Seham al-Shebel, who had got used to deliver food to them in several frontlines in the country and to share joys of victory with them over the past five years.

The late mother was inside a car carrying food to Syrian soldiers when a US-made rocket – fired by al-Nusra Front terrorists- hit  the car killing her alongside several soldiers before reaching Atira town which is located near the Turkish border north of Lattakia , according to the al-Thawra newspaper.

The paper said that the late mother dubbed Em Khalil had accompanied Syrian soldiers during their battles against terrorist organizations in several areas in Lattakia, Aleppo, Homs and Idleb.

"She was hugging the soldiers in the frontlines and sharing joys and sorrows with them ," the paper added, indicating that the late engineer was working with a volunteer team called ' Let us live together".

'Qalaa and Wadi' Festival in Homs proves Syria's civilization will never disappear

Minister of Tourism Besher Yazgy has affirmed that Syrians are determined to continue living and to achieve victory over terrorism despite the pain.

His remark was made during the opening ceremony of the Qalaa and Wadi Festival [Castle and Valley Festival] kicked off Thursday evening in Wadi al-Nadara(valley) in Homs province.

The minister said that the festival represents a message to the whole world that the Syrian history and civilization will never disappear.

Damascus Cultural Forum kicks off

The 1st Damascus Cultural Forum kicked off yesterday evening in the Khan As'ad Pasha in the old city of Damascus.

The four-day event held by the Ministry of Culture includes art and book exhibitions plus concert, according to the official news agency (SANA), which quoted the head of the Board of Directors of the forum Abdul Wahab Abo Saleh as saying that the forum plays a key role in the cultural conflict between the culture of life and the culture of death.