Economists, academics stress that securing Aleppo-Damascus International highway will flourish commercial and industrial activity in Syria

ALEPPO, (ST)- The Syrian Arab army has completely secured the Aleppo-Damascus International highway after liberating all the areas in its vicinity from foreign-backed terrorists.

Technical workshops in Aleppo governorate started on Saturday to remove the barriers, barricades and the debris on the international Aleppo-Damascus highway at Aleppo's western gate in order to start rehabilitation works in preparation for resuming the economic movement along this road.

The international road is a very vital line that links Aleppo to other Syrian provinces and that facilitates the flow of goods, the transit trade and the travelers transportation. It will also reduces the traffic congestion and the accidents that happen on the current road Khanaser-Athreya-Aleppo.   

The Syrians in general and the citizens in Aleppo in particular, mainly traders and industrialists, feel so happy over the army's new achievement because of the road's economic and commercial importance.

A number of academics, traders and industrialists in Aleppo explained to SANA the positive impacts and economic consequences of securing and reopening Aleppo-Damascus international highway.

Syrian army makes a new advance in the west of Aleppo

ALEPPO, (ST)_The Syrian army liberated Oram al-Soghra town in the west of Aleppo and continued to target terrorist groups in Oram al-Kobra town and its vicinity in the same region.

According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the army units carried out operations against al-Nusra Front terrorists and the other terrorist groups on several axes towards Oram al-Soghra town to the west of the international road.  

People in occupied Syrian Golan mark Open Strike anniversary, stress more determination to liberate occupied Golan

QUNEITRA, (ST)-Marking the 38th anniversary of the Open Strike, the citizens in Quneitra and the occupied Syrian Golan on Thursday reiterated their determination to continue  their struggle until they liberate the occupied Syrian Golan from Israeli occupation and restore all their usurped rights.

They affirmed their adherence to every inch of Golan soil and their insistance on expelling the Israeli occupation from it.

On February 14, 1982, the people in occupied Golan organized a national open strike in rejection of the decision made by the Israeli occupation authorities’ on December 14, 1981 to annex the occupied Syrian Golan and impose the Israeli laws on its people.

Syrian Parliament passes resolution recognizing and condemning the Armenian genocide

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syria's Parliament [People's Assembly] has unanimously passed a resolution recognizing and condemning the Armenian genocide committed by the Ottoman state at the turn of the 20th century.

The move was adopted during the session held today at the Parliament in Damascus.

The resolution expressed the sympathy of the Parliament with the Armenian people and recognized that Armenian , Syriac and Assyrian peoples and others were the victims of systematic racial elimination and collective massacres perpetrated by Ottomans .

GFTU Director General: Syrian workers have built their homeland with their hands over long decades

DAMASCUS, (ST) - Under the patronage of President Bashar Al-Assad, the 27th General Conference of the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) kicked off its activities on Thursday in Damascus.

 Arab and foreign delegations are taking part in the 4-day event.

Assistant Regional Secretary General of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party Hilal al-Hilal represented President Al-Assad at the opening ceremony.

Chairman of the GFTU Jamal al-Qadiri said in a speech at the opening of the conference that the Syrian workers have built their homeland with their hands over long decades and struggled to defend the homeland in confrontation of the a global war that has been targeting it over the past nine years.