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Syria Trust for Development Urges International Organizations to Mobilize Efforts to Protect Syrian Cultural Heritage

 DAMASCUS, (ST)-The Syria Trust for Development has urged all international organizations particularly the UNESCO to shoulder their full responsibility and mobilize all efforts as to take practical steps to protect the historical Syrian city of Palmyra and the Syrian cultural heritage and not just to express condemnation and reprehension.

In a statement issued today marking the International Day of Peace, the Syria Trust condemned the barbaric crimes committed by the terrorist organizations against Palmyra and its locals, including the terrorists’ crime of beheading chief Syrian archeologist Khaled al-Assa’ad who made great archeological achievements in Palmyra.

“The systematic aggression against Palmyra, which has been a symbol of the multiplicity of cultures and religions, means targeting the Syrian cultural properties and the symbolic meaning of the Syrian civilization, which is listed on the world heritage by UNESCO, the Syria Trust said.

“Syria Trust shares with the world its condemnation against those criminals who couldn’t and won’t cancel or kill history whatever crimes they perpetrate in Palmyra or in any other Syrian area,” it added.

“Palmyra will continue to be the inventor of peace, the Syria Trust said, pointing out that the Syrian youths pray for peace in Syria and Palmyra.

It stressed that Syria’s cultural heritage will keep steadfast in the face of the heinous terrorist attacks and cultural cleansing attempts.

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“From Palmyra to Damascus” Forum a Message that War Never Stops Wheel of Life in Syria


DAMASCUS, (ST)- “War never stops the wheel of life in Syria”, Tourism Minister Bisher Yazji said at the opening ceremony of the Fifth Forum of Arts and Invention “From Palmyra to Damascus” which kicked off its activities on Sunday at the Dama Rose Hotel in Damascus.

The first day of the five-day event was distinguished by the arrival of the statue of Queen Zanoubia of Palmyra and the memorial of martyr archeologist Khaled al-Ass’ad to the Umayyad Square. The two statues will be placed beside the monument of the Syrian Arab Army at the square.

Culture Ministry, UNESCO Discuss Terrorist Danger Targeting Syrian Artifacts

DAMASCUS, (ST)-Talks on Wednesday between Culture Minister Isam Khalil and the Regional Representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Hamad bin Saif al-Hamami focused on the danger to which the Syrian cultural heritage is exposed as a result of the takfiri terrorist organizations’ attacks.

They also tackled the role of international organizations in protecting the antiquities, stopping their smuggling to neighboring countries and recover the stolen artifacts.

Book is the swing of childhood

The Ministry of Culture organized an exhibition entitled ‘‘Book is the swing of childhood'' which started at august 20, and will continue until 31 august.

This activity aims to send clear message to these countries which support the armed terrorist groups, that the will of life in Syria is stronger than terrorists' bloody death.

We want to teach our children how they can build their bright future. They have to forget this ugly image, the image of killing, destroying, pain, suffering.

Ma'loula is shaking off dust of terrorism

On April 20, 2014, President Bashar al-Assad underscored from Ma'loula town in Damascus countryside that no one can erase Syria's humanitarian history and civilization.

This statement reflects the determination of Syrian people and government to rebuild all historical sites damaged by the barbaric terrorists, who came to Syria from more than 100 countries with the support of some world and regional states.