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Culture Minister says Syria's visual arts sum up its civilization

Minister of Culture Mohammad al-Ahmad has declared that Syria's visual arts sum up its history and civilization.

His remark was made during the opening ceremony of the exhibition held yesterday in the 'al-Sha'eb' Gallery in Damascus within the activities of the 5th oil painting forum kicked off last Wednesday in the Citadel of Damascus under the title “Syria is the bridge of love".

NUSS holds photo exhibition on the occasion of Syrian army Day

The National Union of Syrian Students (NUSS) has held a photography exhibition at Damascus University on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of the Syrian Arab army's foundation.

The exhibition opened yesterday includes 400 photos documenting popular celebrations held after the Syrian Arab army's victories over terrorist organizations in the country, the history of the Syrian army and local reports about the national army, according to the official news agency (SANA).

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".