Al-Qaderi: Syrian Workers Confronted Terrorism and Unjust Siege throughout the Years of the Crisis

DAMASCUS- Chairman of the General Federation of Trade Unions Jamal al-Qaderi said that the workers in Syria confronted terrorism and the unjust siege imposed on the country throughout the years of the crisis despite the difficult circumstances and challenges they encountered, SANA reported.

Meeting a delegation from Egyptian General Trade Union of Administrative and Social Services Workers headed by Hisham Farouq, Vice Chairman of Egyptian Trade Unions Federation, al-Qaderi hailed the steps taken to resume production in the facilities and factories.

Al-Maqet Renews Commitment to Confront Israeli Occupation and Expose Its Oppressive Practices

QUNEITRA– Sedqi al-Maqet, “the dean of Syrian and Arab captives in the Israeli occupation prisons,” renewed his commitment to confront the Israeli occupation and expose its oppressive practices against the Syrian people in the occupied Syrian Golan, according to SANA.

The occupation authorities rearrested al-Maqet on 25 Feb 2015 because he had exposed the involvement of the Israeli occupation in supporting the terrorist organizations in Syria.

Last week, occupation authorities passed an arbitrary 11-year prison sentence against al-Maqet.

Weapons and ammo left behind terrorists uncovered in Damascus Countryside

Damascus Countryside - Authorities on Saturday seized large amounts of weapons and ammo which had been buried in a farm in Yelda town in Damascus Countryside.

An officer told SANA that large amounts of weapons and ammo, some of them US-made, were found buried underground inside a plastic water tank in a farm where terrorists had been positioned in Yelda town.

The seized items included DShK machinegun ammo, AK-47 clips, grenades, Dragunov and NATO sniper rifles, IEDs and improvised grenades, a LAW rocket launcher, thermal and night vision equipment, and DShK tripods, which were hidden by the terrorists shortly before they left the area and headed to Idleb.

Three martyred, three injured by landmines left behind by terrorists in Daraa

Daraa – Two children and a man were martyred and three other civilians were injured by landmines left behind by terrorists in the countryside of Daraa province, SANA reported.

A 10-year-old boy was martyred when a landmine left behind by terrorists blew up in al-Gharia al-Sharqia town in the morning.

Later in the evening a boy was martyred and three civilians were injured when another landmine left behind by Daesh went off in the town of al-Shajara, and another civilian was martyred by a landmine left behind by Jabhat al-Nusra in the town of Dael.

Engineering units of the army continue to comb the liberated areas in Daraa and its countryside after cleansing them of terrorists and securing the safe return of the residents to their areas.

US-led “coalition” shells with internationally-banned white phosphorus bombs a town in Deir-Ezzor countryside

Deir-Ezzor – The so-called “international coalition” continued assaults on the Syrian territories under the pretext of combating Daesh terrorists, bombing with Internationally banned weapons Hajin town in Deir-Ezzor in the southeastern countryside.

Local sources told SANA that the US-led coalition launched assaults on several areas in Hajin town with internationally-banned white phosphorus bombs, and no casualties were reported.

Activists on social networking media websites circulated pictures of the “coalition’s” strikes on the aforementioned town using phosphorus bombs.

A walk in Damascus to Raise Awareness about Breast Cancer Early Detection

DAMASCUS-As part of the National Campaign for Early Detection of Breast Cancer, a walk was held in Damascus city on Wednesday amid official and civil participation.

The walk, which was organized by Damascus Health Directorate, kicked off from Zuheir Habi Health Center in al-Jebah area and finished off at al-Sabaa Bahrat Square.

Speaking to reporters, Head of Damascus Health Directorate Mohamed Ramez Orfali said the walk aims at educating women and inviting them to take the necessary tests for the early detection of breast cancer.

OPCW Confirmation of Syria’s Destruction of Its Chemical Weapons "Worth Praising"

THE HAGUE- Damascus said that the declaration of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that Syria has completed the elimination of its chemical weapons and that it has fulfilled the destruction of its declared production facilities under the complicated circumstances in Syria is a real achievement that is worth praising.

According to SANA, the remarks came in a speech delivered by Syria’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Bassam al-Sabbagh at the 89th session of the OPCW Executive Council, which is currently held at its headquarters in The Hague.