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Syrian Army Doing Its National Duty in Fighting Terrorism in Idleb: Ala

GENEVA, (ST)- The Syrian Arab Army is doing its national duty in fighting terrorism in Idleb and it is determined to eliminate all terrorist hotbeds in the entire Syrian territory and to reestablish the state’s control over all the terrorist-held areas, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Husam Eddin Ala said during the meeting of the Human Rights Council on Tuesday.

According to Ala, reports of the international committee of human rights are full of fallacies and contradictions and they keep distorting facts about the situation on the ground in Syria.

He said that ignoring the humanitarian suffering of the Syrians because of terrorism, coercive economic measures, aggression and occupation hinders conveying a real image about the situation in Syria.

Guarantors of Astana Process Reaffirm Rejection of Separatist Agendas in Syria, Reiterate Commitment to Syria's Sovereignty, Territorial Integrity

ANKARA, (ST)- Presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey, the three guarantor states of the Astana Process on the political settlement in Syria, have reaffirmed their countries' rejection of separatist agendas in Syria and reiterated their commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic and to the continuity of fighting terrorism in the country.

 In the final statement of their trilateral summit in Ankara on Monday, the three presidents, Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyib Erdogan, stressed the need to respect international resolutions, mainly No. 497, which rejects the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan. They condemned the US administration's declaration on recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan, pointing out that this declaration flagrantly violates international law and threatens peace and security in the region.    

Canadian analyst: President al-Assad protects Syria against the worst of the worst

The Canadian political analyst Mark Taliano, who came to Syria and participated  in the Trade Union Conference recently held in Sahara complex near Damascus said: " President Bashar al-Assad is very intelligent and very thoughtful. He is humble.  He has humility. He is a leader." 

 He went on to say: "I met President Assad.  I was with a group from the GFTU conference. There were hundreds of us.  He shook everyone's hand. A person in front of me said that  he wished Assad was President of his country.  The president laughed and everyone laughed but I share the sentiment. So, what is Assad like??"

Putin, Rouhani Reaffirm Need to Preserve Syria's Territorial Integrity, Call for Immediate Withdrawal of US Forces from Syria

ANKARA, (ST)- President Vladimir Putin of Russia has affirmed that the situation in Idleb de-escalation zone raises concerns as terrorists continue to target the neighboring areas.

Putin was speaking during talks on Monday with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyib Erdogan within the trilateral summit of leaders of the three guarantor states of Astana process on political settlement in Syria.

 Putin reiterated that Idleb should not be allowed to remain a terrorist hotbed  and that additional steps should be taken to completely eradicate terrorism there.

The Russian President stressed the need to preserve Syria's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity and to continue fighting terrorism until it is completely eliminated.

Go Green Syria Team in Lattakia Reactivates Internal Tourism Movement

"Syria is a world-famous tourist attraction. It has a rich and diverse nature as well as many different attractive destinations  where nature lovers have lots to see and do” the pharmacist Jaafar Harba Head of Go Green Syria Team in Lattakia province said in an interview with the Syriatimes e-newespaper.

He pointed out that the team, which was established in Jableh in Lattakia  in 2017 by the approval of the Higher Committee for External Activities at the Syrian Arab Sport Federation, includes now 40 members from different Syrian provinces and of different age categories and specializations. Those members are divided into media, medical, exploration and documentation committees.