German MP Christian Blex to ST: Our Trip to Syria Caused Quite a Stir in German Media

German politician, Dr. Christian Blex, who recently led a parliamentary delegation to Syria, has underscored that reactions to Syria events on social media show that many people in Germany no longer believe in their country’s state-owned media reports about Syria.

He told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that the media reports in Germany are one-sided about the situation in Syria and they are unilaterally based on unverified information from the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

Syrian MP: Washington to Use Its Influence over Some Kurdish Forces to Save Erdogan’s Face

The US Administration will use its influence over some Kurdish forces in order to find exit to Erdogan from his aggression on Afrin region without humiliation, according to the Syrian Member of Parliament Dr. Ahmad Mer’ei, who asserted that there must be a Syrian-Iranian-Russian agreement to foil the Turkish regime’s plot in the region.

“The US President Donald Trump won’t allow Erdogan to achieve military triumph over Kurds in Afrin and -at the same time- the US troops won’t attack the ‘People’s Protection Units’ as well as Turkey won’t dare attack the ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ in Menbej area where the US troops are deployed,” The MP said.

Mer'ei expects a joint Turkish-US action in Menbej and Senjar areas.

“The Turkish regime’s failure to make advance in Afrin in two months embarrasses the Turkish army, which is the second-largest military force in NATO… If Turkey makes any advance in Afrin region, it will be subject to endings,” Dr. Mer’ei added.

Military Expert to ST: Syrian Army Carried out Quick Military Operation against ISIS Terrorists South of Damascus

Military and strategic expert, retired Brigadier-General Haitham Hassoun has stressed that Syrian army has carried out a quick military operation against ISIS terrorists in south of Damascus amid the continuity of operations against foreign-backed-terrorist groups in East Ghouta.

He told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that the operations, carried out yesterday and today, prevented the expansion of ISIS terrorists and led to the departure of terrorists from al-Qadam neighborhood.

“What happened over the past hours in the south of Damascus was an attempt by terrorist organizations positioned in al-Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk camp areas, which reject the old deal, that provides for the departure of terrorists from al-Qadam neighborhood, to relieve the pressure on terrorists in the East Ghouta of Damascus,” the expert said.

Government Spares No Effort to Eliminate all Forms of Violence against Women

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated in all countries around the world on March 8th. People everywhere are called on to highlight the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and to be inspired to take action to promote equality and inclusivity.

Women in Syria are key players not only in everyday life, but also in the socio-political fields. They assumed high positions in the state including, presidential advisor, speaker of parliament, minister, directors general, not to mention their participation in all walks of life shoulder to shoulder with men to build modern Syria.

However, the ongoing terrorist war on the country put new obstacles in front of Syrian women and forced them to face increasing level of violence under terrorism in a bid to bring them back to the ages of backwardness and ignorance.

Marking IWD, the ‘’Assawari’’ Civil Society Association in Lattakia province held a symposium on violence against women and ways to empower women to face this destructive and humiliating phenomenon. The association hosted Mr. Ghayath Zaybok, the Executive Director of the Family Planning Association in Lattakia province to deliver a lecture on Gender Based Violence (GBV) against women which constitutes a form of discrimination and violation of women fundamental freedoms and rights.

US political analyst to ST: UNSC is often used as a political weapon

The US author and political analyst Dean Henderson has asserted that the United Nations Security Council is often used as a political weapon by the controlling nations.

In a statement to the Syriatimes e-newspaper, he made it clear that the recent UN resolution No, 2401 means that the Syrian government and Russia can still go after al-Nusra Front terrorists.

“What the United States, France and the UK have done in the recent UNSC session was a show to cover their criminal activities in supporting ISIL and al-Nusra Front and other political Islamists which they have manufactured,” Henderson added, asserting that this won’t work.