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“We will remain steadfast, and we trust our Syrian army,” Aleppian resident says

Hope, steadfastness and heartbreak. These three words could summarize what you can see when you visit Aleppo city as the war on terrorist groups in Aleppo and Idleb provinces appear to be nearing some kind of end.

“Terrorist groups randomly fire rockets on many districts in our city to kill as much people as possible and to spread fear among us in order to destabilize the city. But they will fail. Life returns to the streets and the markets of Aleppo when terror rocket attacks stop,” Aleppian citizen told Syria Times e-newspaper.

Cynthia McKinney to ST: Gen. Soleimani was the kind of military strategic thinker that comes only once in a generation

The US president Donald Trump is already a war criminal; it is up to U.S. soldiers to say no to committing war crimes as U.S. soldiers began to do while posted in Vietnam.

This is what former US Democratic Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney said in response to a question sent to her by e-mail on her message to Mr. Trump and US soldiers after Iran’s retaliation for the US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds forces, in Iraq. 

She asserted that General Soleimani was the kind of military strategic thinker that comes only once in a generation.  “He is irreplaceable, but pressure will force the molding of another such strategic thinker.  It is up to the Iranians to find him,” The America politician and activist added.

Sen. Black to ST: The death of General Soleimani is a great tragedy

Virginia Senator Richard H. Black has affirmed that the death of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, coupled with rapid growing troop movements, may presage a new war of aggression- this time, against the Iranian people.   

In a statement sent to Syria Times e-newspaper today, the Senator said that the death of General Soleimani is a great tragedy.

‘Re-Think Syria’

On the occasion of the "Re-Think Syria" event that took  place in Rome on November 28, 2019, Syriatimes had the pleasure of interviewing Loma Saker, President of SINA - Syrian Italian Networking Association -, the event that wants to lay the groundwork for the  "Return" of Italian companies to the Syrian market, the reconstruction of which will be the true geopolitical and economic game of the Eastern Mediterranean in the next 5 years.

ST: Your conference is called ‘Re-Think Syria’, how do you intend to 'think about Syria in a different way?

LS:  Before the war, let's say until 2010, the country was going through a very positive period, of reforms and openings to international investments.  Unfortunately in recent years the country has moved away from radars not only of investors but of international trade, and even now though  the government has regained control of almost all of the territory.  At SINA, through these public initiatives, we intend to make Syria a new destination for Italian companies, explaining that the country needs Italian  technologies and products more than ever.

US peace activist to ST: Washington is ruled by money and its real motto is “Quid Pro Quo”

US peace activist Janice Kortkamp has made it clear that the sad reality of Washington is that it is ruled by money and its real motto is “Quid Pro Quo” [A Latin phrase which means "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours"].

She told Syria Times newspaper that the members of Congress who pushed US President Donald Trump’s impeachment through are concerned that the Democrats have no popular candidate for the upcoming election.