In supporting the Syrian Arab Army; A mass ceremony in Venezuela

In cooperation with the Syrian community in Venezuela, the Syrian Embassy in Caracas held yesterday a festivity celebrating the 68th memorial Syrian Arab Army anniversary. The celebration was attended by a Venezuelan crowd coming from several states; in addition to the participation of the PSUV, the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), and the grassroots’ organization " the three revolutionary ".

The celebration initiated with the Syrian Arab anthem, and a minute of silence in tribute to our faithful martyrs. Those having bravely deceased in the battles of honor,  in defense of  the nation’s sovereignty, independence, and unity.  Those having offered great sacrifices to face  the imperialism conspiracy and its agents in the region.

Speeches of Arab clubs and communities from different Venezuelan cities, reiterated  their solidarity with Syria against the aggressive war facing it.  They have also paid tribute to the Syrian Arab Army heroes stead fasting  in the face of terrorism.  As they condemned the conspiracy led by the United States and its Arab and western allies targeting Syria as a whole.

The orators shed light on the large scale of destruction this war has yielded. Since thousands of educational institutions, healthy centers, and worship homes, have been destroyed. All that confirms The democracy that imperialism is seeking  aims to undermine Syria’s stability and security, through fragmenting its cultural and religious components in service of the Zionist entity interests .

At the end of the festivity, participants expressed their confidence in the Syrian victory. and their firm standing with their homeland as a people and army.

Khaled falhoot

Emotions run high at pro-Assad rally in Dearborn

DEARBORN — Last Sunday evening, hundreds of community members rallied at Dearborn's City Hall to call on the U.S. to cease from arming terrorist  in Syria. 

The rally was spearheaded by the Syrian American Forum, whose leaders claim that Syria's "rebel" forces are mass murderers, who have contributed nothing but terror and destruction to their homeland. Osama Siblani, publisher of The Arab American News, spoke during the onset of the rally and called on President Obama to stay out of Syria's affairs, comparing his administration to George W. Bush's administration during the U.S-Iraq War.


Local opinions in Dearborn seem to differ from that of the White House, with many Syrian and Lebanese Americans vying for the Syrian president to stay in power. Dozens showed their support for President Assad, by waving Syrian flags that included his picture and displaying t-shirts, posters and signs, some of which read "We strongly support President Assad," and "Criminals killing people in the streets of Syria are not reformers."

 Many participants pointed out that the actions of "rebel" forces should not be tolerated.  They cited examples of them killing innocent civilians and referenced a few incidents where YouTube videos were uploaded online of "rebels" eating the organs of those they killed on camera. 

 "What is going on in Syria is very tragic. They are trying to take over Bashar, and they think that it's okay to kill innocent people and put horrific videos on YouTube. We are here today to try to speak out to Obama, and to tell him to help out the Syrian people," said Maysa Ouza, a Lebanese American from Dearborn.

 George Deeb, a Syrian American, who immigrated from the city of Homs to study Engineering in the U.S., said that he would like to take his wife and children back to visit his home country, but doesn't see that happening anytime soon, because of its instability. He explained that the U.S.'s positioning on the war in Syria is all too familiar.

 "I have lived in this country for over 40 years, and I have seen the U.S. getting involved in wars all over the world.  They should have learned their lesson for arming "rebels" when they got involved in Afghanistan, and they should have learned their lesson when they got involved in Iraq.  Now, they are doing the same thing in Syria, and they don't know who they are dealing with. They are going to end up arming "rebels" who will turn against us. The bottom line is that the U.S. needs to stay the hell out of Syria," Deeb said.   

Other speakers at the rally, who opposed any U.S. involvement in Syria's conflict, included Sayyed Hassan Al Qazwini from the Islamic Center of America and David Sole of the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice. Sole told the crowd that the media's classification of the Syrian conflict as a “civil war” is an inaccurate description.

 "It is not a civil war when the U.S. Secretary of State organizes the opposition coalitions, tells them who their members are and when and where they should meet. It is not a civil war when the Central Intelligence Agency organizes massive arms shipments into Turkey and Jordan that are then funneled into Syria," Sole told the protestors, who cheered in agreement during his speech.


Hassan Nasrallah, a Dearborn resident, who came to the rally to show his support for President Assad, said that he was disappointed that counter-protestors were present at the event, as they may have had ulterior motives in place. 

 "I would like to ask these people what their motives are for coming to this rally. I would ask them why they are bringing this flag, when they know our feelings towards it. Let them be in opposition to us.  That is completely acceptable, because there is freedom in this country," said Dearborn resident Hassan Nasrallah. 

 By Samer Hijazi



Syrian Communities in USA, Hungary : Army is Country 's guarantor

"CAPITALS,(ST)_ Marking the 67th anniversary  of Syria 's Independence , the  Syrian community in the USA,   in cooperation with the Syrian- American Club  of  Pennsylvania branch  and the Syrian Amari Club  in  New Town  city held huge celebrations during which the Syrian  flag was hoisted under  the slogan :" " This is my flag", voicing  solidarity with their motherland Syria against foreign conspiracies.

The participants stressed that the Syrian people support for their army against conspiracies being hatched against Syria  is the best response to terrorism and its supporters and that the brave Syrian army is the only guarantor of Syria 's  security and stability.

Marking the same glorious event, the Syrian Club  and Syrian Community in Hungary, including  doctors, engineers, businessmen and students highlighted the  ' Evacuation anniversary" as an occasion to voice commitment to national values and principles. 

In a statement, the participants in the celebrations, deplored the  brutality of French colonialism of the past and the current  terrorist onslaught,  supported mainly by Qatar, Turkey, US  and the West against Syria.

The statement paid high tribute to the great sacrifices of makers of the Syrian Independence: Youssef al-Azmeh, Sultan Basha al-Atrash, Saleh al-Ali and Ibrahim Hanano and other Syrian revolutionaries who sacrificed themselves for Syria 's freedom  and  became a school in the struggle resistance and in  teaching  successive generations that " freedom is taken not given. "

The statement praised the role of the Syrian Army in maintaining the country 's security against armed terrorist gangs and the  support given by  Russian Federation, China and Iran and the BRICS group to Syria 's rights.


T. Fateh

Syrian expatriates express solidarity with homeland

CAPITALS,(ST)_Syrian communities and students in Cuba, France and Russia have expressed solidarity with their homeland on the anniversary of Independence Day.

They issued statements on this occasion, stressing their support for the Syrian leadership and the political plan outlined by president Bashar al-Assad to resolve the crisis in the country, according to SANA.

The Syrian community and student in Cuba said in their statement: "the states that conspire against Syria have brought a group, which is killing Syrians and destroying what they have built over the past decades."

They wish restoration of stability and security to homeland.

While, the statement issued by the Syrian community and student in France read:" the 67th anniversary of Independence Day brings back memories of great sacrifices offered by Syrian real freedom fighters then."

They hailed the Syrian Arab Army's scarifies being offered to defend the homeland's sovereignty.

In Russia, the Syrian community and student said they are proud of wise leadership of President Bashar al-Assad in the current circumstances.

They confirmed their determination to exert every possible effort to defend the homeland.

B. Qaddour 

Syrian Communities in Rome, Paris, Brussels, Yerevan and Cuba Reiterate Solidarity with Homeland

CAPITALS, (ST) – The National Union of Syrian Students (NUSS) in Italy held a national activity to lift the Syrian flag at St. Pietro Square in the Vatican during the new Pope's first prayers.

Participants in the event stressed that Syria, the home of tolerance and amity, is being exposed to terrorism coming from different parts of the world, but the homeland will withstand the evil schemes. They expressed their solidarity with Syria in the face of the global conspiracy.

In Paris, the Syrian students and community organized a big march in support for Syria in its war against terrorism. Some members of the Algerian, Lebanese, Tunisian and Pakistani communities in addition to many French people took part in the march. Syrian flags and pictures of President Bashar al-Assad were lifted in solidarity with Syria. The participants affirmed their confidence that the Syrian army, people and leadership will emerge victorious from the crisis caused by foreign-backed terrorism.

The French participants condemned their country's anti-Syria policy and stressed that the French calls for arming terrorist groups in Syria are unjustified.

In Brussels, The Syrian students and members of the Syrian community in Belgium organized a solidarity stand in support of the homeland near the European Union headquarters.

Participants in the event condemned European calls for arming the terrorists in Syria and affirmed their support for national dialogue which contributes to rebuilding the homeland.

In Yerevan and in front of the UN office in the Armenian capital, the NUSS branch and the Syrian community there held a solidarity stand with Syria in the face of the global conspiracy against the country. They asserted their support for the wise leadership of President Bashar Al-Assad.

In a letter addressing the UN Chief Ban Ki Moon, the participants urged the UN to play a bigger role in halting the armed terrorist groups' acts which aim at destroying Syria, undermining its military and civil structure and fragmenting its cohesive social fabric.

In Havana, the Syrian students and community in Cuba strongly criticized the Western and UN stances and double standard policy towards the ongoing events in Syria and stressed their solidarity with their homeland.

In a letter they sent to the UN office in the Cuban capital, they condemned the silence of the international organization regarding the killing, bombing and destruction acts committed by terrorist groups in Syria and regarding the misleading media which aims at falsifying facts and hiding the reality of events in Syria.

 H. Mustafa