Presidential Decree for instant restoration of Aleppo 's Umayyad Mosque destroyed by terrorists

DAMASCUS_ (ST) President Bashar Al-Assad  issued Monday   Presidential Decree No. 18 for 2012  establishing  a Committee  in charge of carrying out  maintenance, rehabilitation  and restoration  works for  the Great Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo.

The committee is headed by the  Governor of Aleppo Mohammad Wahid Aqqad.

The Decree set a time limit for the completion of maintenance and repair work  in the mosque up to 12.31.2013 .

The decree also avails to the seven-member committee in addition to the Chairman of the Committee to use local expertise needed as  to accomplish its  assigned tasks.

Bilad al-Sham Scholars Union, lauded in a statement President Al-Assad's decree, and condemned the aggressions launched by armed terrorist groups against the Mosque.

The Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo was attacked by the foreign-backed terrorist groups; the Syrian Army soldiers were able to clean the mosque from the terrorists.

Ministry of  Awqaf (Religious Endowments)  asserted in a statement, that the attack against the Mosque is but an aggression against the sanctity of religion and its value and a grave signal in the life of the Nation and as part and parcel of continued aggressions against Islamic sanctities, on top of them is the Holy Jerusalem, in execution of a scheme by Zionist enemies and the USA, which supports and backs misguidance  and injustice.


Syria Times