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Old schools in Syria .. edifices for creativity and culture

Damascus, ST-  Syria has embraced throughout the ages many schools that formed scientific and cultural edifices that have enriched Arab and Islamic heritage and were one of the cultural centers in the Levant for everyone seeking to obtain knowledge and  a higher education.

According to the scholar and researcher Ali al-Aqbani , Damascus contains  most of the ancient Syrian schools. They were built in the  Ayyubid and Mamluk eras. He  noted  that these schools are distinguished by their  unique architectural character, in addition to  being museums of the types of calligraphy and writing that prevailed at that era.

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Commander Qasem Soleimani killed by American terrorist attack: the vicious United States takes revenge against the Axis of Resistance and The Victor over terrorism (3)

What happened?

This Friday morning, the 3th of January, the United States carried out one of their most heinous crimes yet which plunges not only the Middle East but the whole world in an extremely dangerous situation, possibly bringing it to the edge of war. This morning, the United States assassinated the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Commander Qasem Soleimani, the deputy chief of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis  as well as other members of the PMF with a targeted airstrike near Baghdad International Airport.

Who was Major-General Qassem Soleimani?

Major-General Qassem Soleimani was born in 1957 in Qanat-e Malek, Kerman province, Iran.

Following the victory of the Iranian Islamic revolution in 1979, he joined the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

During the imposed Iraqi war on Iran (1980 - 1988), he led numerous battles leading to victory.

Later on Major-General Qassem Soleimani was appointed as the chief of the The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force where he became well known in the battle against foreign interventions in the region and organising and assisting the allies of the axis of resistance against the foreign interventionist agressors and occupiers.

When these foreign interventionist nations, mainly the United States and Israel,  allied with Takfiri and Wahhabi terrorist groups, Major-General Qassem Soleimani led Iranian military advisers assisting the Syrian and Iraqi army in their  fight against these terrorists and foreign occupation. In this role he became a legend because of his excellent strategic talents and insights.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei  vowed a "harsh revenge" following the assassination of Major- General Qassem  Soleimani.

Archbishop Cappucci honoured at al-Assad Library

Damascus (ST): A symposium was held at al-Assad Library to honour Archbishop Hilarion Cappucci on the occasion of publishing a new book about his life and struggle by Dalmon publishing house.

The event started with a documentary that casts light on the main stages of the Archbishop's struggle in service of national and pan Arab causes, especially the Palestine question.

Director of the Dalmon Publishing house Afra'a Abu Hadba said that the book titled "My Memories in Prison" by researcher Sarkis Abu Zaid aims at shedding light on the rich experience of Cappucci and his great stands towards the Palestine question. She added that archbishop's biography is considered a road map for all those who seek freedom and liberation.

Terrorists bomb sea oil pipeline network in the coastal city of Baniyas

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Terrorists in Syria have attacked the sea oil pipeline network in the Syrian city of Banyas with explosive devices planted by frogmen, the Ministry of Oil and Mineral Resources announced on Monday.

The attack came within the framework of the plans of the terrorist organizations and their supporters to target the Syrian oil sector.

Terrorist organizations prepare fake chemical attacks whenever the army achieves gains in war on terrorism: Foreign Ministry

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria has affirmed that foreign-backed terrorist organizations are preparing fake chemical attack in the west of Aleppo and the southeast of Idleb to accuse the Syrian Arab army of using chemical weapons against civilians aiming at forcing the army to stop its military operations against terrorists in these areas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Monday in two letters addressed to the UN Chief and President of the Security Council.