Thanks to The Army's Heroic Deeds

President Bashar Al-Assad, the Commander in Chief of the Army and Armed Force has stressed that Syria is facing a terrorist takfiri enemy, which is matchless in treachery and hatred  and which is backed by regional and international parties that have been for years aiming to dominate the entire region.

In a statement marking the Syrian Arab Army's 72nd Foundation Anniversary, President Al-Assad said that "thanks to the army's heroic deeds, the blood of our martyrs and the cohesion of our people we managed to keep steadfast and achieve many gains."

 President Al-Assad saluted the army on their day and expressed pride in their heroic acts and sacrifices in defense of the homeland's sovereignty and independence. He also saluted the families of the army personnel and the wounded soldiers and asked God to bless the souls of the martyrs.

"We are still facing a terrorist takfiri enemy which is matchless in treachery and hatred and which is supported by several regional and international parties that have been for years aiming to dominate the entire region," President Al-Assad said.

The Legend of the Syrian Arab Army

Every national occasion has its own niche in the peoples memory and the more sublime it is, the more glory and power it has over the passage of time. On the occasion of the 73rd  Anniversary of Syrian Arab Army Day, August 1, 2018, the Syria Times On-line has the pleasure to publish some of  the Words delivered by the Late President Hafez AL-Assad on this occasion:


 Dear brothers and sons, 

Officers, NCO`s 

Every national occasion has its own niche in the peoples memory and the more sublime it is, the more glory and power it has over the passage of time. 

The occasion we yearly celebrate on August the first, namely the foundation of the Syrian Arab Army is one of the national occasions we take pride in owing to its prominence and relevance to the national struggle of our people. The formation of our army was the bedrock of our victory achieved by independence and the evacuation of colonialism from our homeland. with such formidable army, I would say that our people should rest assured that we have a national power capable of guarding the border and preserving independence. 




By Janice Kortkamp is with Mohamad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

 Sitting in a park in Missouri with Little Dog where I have some phone connection, catching up on news thanks to you all  and thinking thoughts.

These photos are of President Assad and First Lady Asma of Syria with injured soldiers and children of injured and martyred soldiers.

I personally want everything for Syria: the war to end soon, the reclaiming of every inch of their country, the end of US and its allies attempts to control and weaken it as well as their illegal occupation; the end of sanctions designed to make the Syrian people suffer for standing against the US regime change war, help with rebuilding from countries that did not support the US led war...

And for any and all countries that armed and supported terrorists, especially the US, to be held accountable for war crimes. And for them all - the US, UK, France, Germany, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey to pay hundreds of billions in reparations.

And not just all that, but acknowledgment of the lies and slanders against this leader and the armed forces who have been fighting terrorists and defending their homeland.

Nothing can restore the precious lives lost, the hopes and dreams that have died, the years gone, the tears shed, the fear and anger and suffering and the destruction of so much of the infrastructure.

A Better Tomorrow!

The mass popular thrust into the merciful hugs of the Syrian Army and its allies in the Southern part of Syria is but a further proof that many of not all of the Syrians who went astray were indeed brainwashed, misled or forced!

Following up the unfolding events of the liberation of the Syrian sacred soil from the cannibalism of extremism, terrorism, thousands of the Syrians hurried to embrace their family members. The Army in Syria consists of all, particularly those who are young at the age of compulsory conscripts. It has indeed been a family  gathering.

Mothers, sisters and the old were in tears complaining to the Arm and its allies about the terrorist treatment and dealing with the Syrians who were kidnapped by the terrorists, among whom many were non-Syrians and extremists exported to Syria and paid for as mercenaries  to teach the Syrians the way of living according to pre-history ages!

It has been a non-stop surrender and reconciliations; surrender to the reality that Syria is strong and has the heroes to defend it and self-reconciliations  that life is peace, building, amity and fraternity and never war, destruction, and cannibalism.

Syria, of more than at least 10 thousand years of consecutive civilizations, is at the directives of its hero defender President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad is fighting terrorism on behalf of the entire globe as to safeguard and defend the life of  all humans .

Had it not been for the sacrifices of the Syrian anti-terrorism and life defenders and their allies, the region, if not all the world would have been turned by now into a butchery house! Prayers and crossings are to our hero Martyrs as to rest in peace and to our wounded speedy recovery.

Your sacrifices are not only cleansing the region from terrorists but reshaping the world as a new multi-polar one! The sacred blood of anti-terrorism heroes  is paving the way for a better tomorrow built on equality, justice and peace.


Dr. Mohamad Abdo Al-Ibrahim


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"Any person who leaves Syria constitutes a loss to the homeland"

H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad, who has been leading a fierce war against terrorism not only in defense of the Syrians, but of the entire humanity, reiterated in his ONT Channel Interview, May 11, 2017:  the return of the refugees is necessary; and we always call on the refugees to return to Syria. As to the timing, every time is an appropriate time for any group of refugees to return. There are no obstacles in this regard; and the state is trying its best to provide the necessary services for those who are displaced inside Syria, and not necessarily outside Syria. Many of them changed places because of terrorism, and the state will provide services in this regard with support from friendly countries in the humanitarian field."

"In general, we don’t need them now. We can build our country using our capabilities. Syria, throughout its ancient and modern history, has been built by Syrian hands, not foreign ones. We have the capabilities to rebuild our country. Money will come gradually. The refugees will bring their money back, and things will move ahead. We have no concerns about this, for we don’t need money from those states or those officials who supported terrorism and bloodshed in Syria during this crisis," added President Assad.