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Sabbagh confirms the Syrian-Iranian deep strategic alliance in confronting terrorism

On February 16, Speaker of the People’s Assembly( parliament)  Hamouda Sabbagh discussed with the Speaker of the Iranian Islamic Shura Council ( parliament) Ali Larijani and the accompanying delegation bilateral relations between Syria and Iran in the parliamentary fields and ways to enhance cooperation to increase the level of trade exchange between the two countries.

Sabbagh stressed the  depth of the Syrian-Iranian strategic alliance in the face of terrorism, expressing his appreciation to the Iranian leadership, government and people for their continuous support for Syria.

Syrian army tightens grip on terrorist groups in Aleppo

ALEPPO, (ST)_The Syrian army has expanded its operations in the western and southwestern sides of Aleppo province and has liberated many towns after heavy clashes with terrorists affiliated to al-Nusra Front and allied groups.

Today, the army units recaptured the towns of Kafer Dael and Tal Shwehneh in the western countryside of Aleppo. They also advanced towards the axis of Tamora and Tal Shwehneh and tightened grip on terrorists there.  

Syrian army tightens grip on terrorist groups in Aleppo (2)

ALEPPO, (ST)_The Syrian army has expanded its operations in the western and southwestern sides of Aleppo province and has liberated many towns after heavy clashes with terrorists affiliated to al-Nusra Front and allied groups.

Today, the army units recaptured the towns of Kafer Dael and Tal Shwehneh in the western countryside of Aleppo. They also advanced towards the axis of Tamora and Tal Shwehneh and tightened grip on terrorists there.  

Final Statement of the GFTU Conference calls for more efforts to break the economic siege imposed on the Syrians

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The 27th Conference of the General Federation of Trade Unions wrapped up its 4-day activities on Sunday.

Arab and foreign delegations took part in this event.

Participants in the conference issued a final statement that called for continuous work in order to break the unfair economic siege and the unilateral coercive economic measures imposed on the Syrian people.

It also called for accelerating the implementation of the country’s administrative reform project, improving workers’ conditions and launching the development process at a high pace.

The statement reiterated Syria’s workers’ limitless support for the workers of Palestine in the face of the so-called “Deal of the Century”.

Resisting terrorist groups, US and Turkish occupations is Syria’s sovereign right: al-Mikdad

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad has stressed that resisting the terrorist groups as well as the US and Turkish occupation is the sovereign right of the Syrian state.

In a recent interview with the Beirut-based “al-Maydeen” TV, al-Mikdad said that the Syrians are currently celebrating the reopening of Aleppo-Damascus international highway which has been closed for years because of terrorist groups, pointing out that a new military phase has started after the Syrian army’s recent gains in the fight against terrorism in Idleb and Aleppo.

He stressed that Syria won’t forget the support of Russia, Iran, Hizbollah and the axis of resistance during the years of the war.

Al-Mikdad went on to say that “Israel” has supported the terrorist groups from the very beginning of the war on Syria and it knew all the details of the war so it planned well for all the attacks it had launched on Syrian territories.

Armenian Syrian community welcomes People’s Assembly’s decision on condemning Armenian genocide

Members of the Armenian Syrian community who reside in Armenia affirmed that the decision of the People’s Assembly to condemn the genocide committed against the Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman state supports the rights of the Armenian people and contributes to put an end to the crimes against the peoples.

Armenian Syrian community thanked Syrian People’s Assembly for the decision because it has condemned the Ottoman state’s crimes to the Armenian’s people and other nations since the beginning of the twentieth century until today.

Armenian Syrian community hoped that the Arab parliaments would follow the People’s Assembly’s decision on condemning Armenian genocide to restore the Arab dignity. 

The Syrian Armenian people thanks Syria, its people, and its defending army of the Arab dignity.

Meanwhile, many Armenian parties organized a thanking march to Syria after the People’s Assembly decision on condemning the crime of genocide committed by the Ottoman state against the Armenians.

The march started form the Opera house to the Syrian embassy in Yerevan, holding the Syrian and Armenia flags.

  Representative of the Armenian Tashnaq Party, ex-Minister of Economy and Environment Erzvik Minsyyan said that “Syrians welcomed the displaced Armenians who survived a certain death and healed their wounds and embraced the orphan children.

On the other hand, Syrian Ambassador to Armenia Muhammad Haj Ibrahim welcomed the people of the community and representatives of Armenian parties and organizations, noting that Syria always welcomes everyone, especially to those who survived from the Armenian genocide.

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Mharda power plant targeted, material damage caused

Hama, (ST)- Mharda power plant was targeted by a drone belonging to terrorist organizations, causing material damage only.

Sana reporter said that Mharda power plant was targeted on Saturday night with several projectiles fired by a drone, causing material damage only.

At the beginning of the current month, Al-Rayyan gas station, gas plant of central region, Ebla gas plant and Homs refinery were exposed to terrorist attacks, causing the eruption of fires and material damage .

Haifaa Mafalani