Home-Accommodation for Syrian Returnees, Displaced Abroad

DAMASCUS,(ST)- Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Dr. Jassim Mohammed Zakaria said that the Higher Committee for Relief was assigned to provide fully equipped shelters for affected families, residing outside the Syrian borders, so as  to enable them to return back home.

Presiding over a meeting for the said committee, the minister explained that the ministry of State for the Syrian Red Crescent, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent Society, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC were assigned to take immediate action to visit the families in the camps in neighboring countries and invite them to safe return to their areas.


He pointed out that the Relief committee was able to secure the Winter season's basic needs and requirements for a large number of temporary residence centers and social and humanitarian protection to residents inside and outside these centers, noting that urgent relief aids will be provided through al-Sheikh Saad center in Damascus.
For his part, Minister of State for Syrian Red Crescent Joseph Sweed that the committee is working to provide necessary assistance to families who were forced to leave their homes by the armed terrorist groups, noting that necessary measures were taken in this regard.

Ministry of Health representative Dr. Ahmad al-Abboud said that during the few coming weeks , the ministry will launch a vaccination campaign for hepatitis, in the temporary residence centers.

Representatives of the Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, Education , Health , local administration , Al-Awqaf and State for National Reconciliation ,the Syrian Commission for Family Affairs and non-governmental organizations , community-based initiatives, unions and grassroots organizations, attended the meeting.



Syria to Eliminate Crisis Through Dialogue, National Reconciliation – Minister

DARAA,(ST)_ "Syria is about to get out of the crisis, according to internal, regional and international facts," said  Minister of National Reconciliation Dr. Ali Haidar, calling on all Syrians to join  dialogue and  achieve national reconciliation.
During his meeting with  civil and official activists in the governorate of Daraa on Wednesday, Minister Haidar explained that the  ministry will work on activating the dialogue and formation of committees at the governorate level to convey all  its needs to the ministry.

Dr. Haidar indicated that steadfastness of the Syrian army and the strong  Syrian economy have  foiled all bets on the Syrian state. He  stressed that the crisis  has almost finished,  pointing out that only the  Syrian people are concerned with coming up with a  Syrian political project as  a solution for all Syrians without exception. "The  non-Syrians are not concerned  with the needs of the Syrian people," he explained.
" Courage necessitates  gunmen  to drop their arms and maintain a dialogue with the government," the minister said,  noting that the first steps to dialogue begin by creating a social safety network, solving  the files of  the  kidnapped , the displaced, and the detained  and laying  practical and executive mechanisms  to accelerate trials  and  judicial procedures ."

Interventions made by governorate's officials  underlined the importance of national  reconciliation to ensure that rights and the rule of the  law. They  called for  cooperation with the competent authorities by resorting  to the  principle of forgiveness and  pardoning, to deal with the  files of the  kidnapped  and persons  whose hands were not stained in the  bloodshed of the Syrians , to establish people 's  committees at the district level to protect public and private property against terrorist groups  attacks  and to expel these groups from villages, towns and cities.



More Terrorists Purged

GOVERNORATES,(ST)_ The armed forces on Wednesday carried out qualitative operations against terrorists centers  in al-Sayedah Zeinab, Hujeira, al-Zeyabia, al-Huseinia, Harasta towns  and Duma farms in rural Damascus, where, terrorists Wisam Bakkour, Maher Tomeh,Bilal Arieda, Khaled al-Saleh , Younis Ahmad, Ahmad al-Refai, Anas al-Turk, and Ziad al-Boush were killed, among many others .
The armed forces also continued prosecution of terrorist groups that committed acts of murder ,robbery and  targeted the  infrastructure in Darya and Zabadani towns and inflicted heavy casualties on their ranks. Among the killed terrorists were Ahmad al-Abbar, Muhammad al-Dabbas, Abdul Latif al-Ezz, Ahmad and Muhammad Kanaan,  And Khaled Kheito.  A car was destroyed and all terrorists inside it were eliminated.

Several terrorists were killed or wounded when the armed forces attacked their centers in al-Dweihi and al-Mansoura areas in rural Aleppo, whereas heavy losses were inflicted on terrorists ranks in the old quarters of the city of Aleppo,  and in al-Shahaddin, Sheikh Saed and Rasm al-Abboud areas, where most members of the so called al-Ameria  terrorist battalion were killed.

In collaboration with citizens, the armed forces carried out a qualitative operation  in al-Halwania and Allirmoun areas where scores of terrorists were eliminated and their weapons were destroyed including two cars fitted with heavy machine guns.
In the meantime, the  armed forces scored direct hits on the ranks of terrorists who were carrying acts of  murder and intimidation against citizens  in al-Nasera area in Teldo of rural Homs.

Terrorists Khaled Assaf al-Shweiki, Hussein al-Nayef, Abdul Al Bakkour, Muhannad al-Droubi, Maher Hallaqa, Ali al-Zou'bi and Anwar al-Shemali  were among the killed terrorists. The terrorists car mounted  with one mortar and three locally made rockets was destroyed.
In Hassaka ,the competent authorities killed or wounded several terrorists, when  they tried to attack Kbeiba Oil station  in al-Shaddadi area.
In the context of targeting the national cadres terrorists on Wednesday  assassinated math teacher  Nabih Jamil Saad, near his house  in Raqq.

Earlier on Tuesday, one terrorist armed group assassinated Cardiac Specialist Dr. Mamdouh Abdullah bin Abdul Diba near his clinic in Sheikh Mohiuddin area in Damascus .


Salamieh martyrs laid to final rest amid wide popular participation

HAMA,(ST)_ A huge number of Syrian citizens attended on Wednesday the funeral of martyrs of Salamieh city in Hama province.

The martyrs were laid to the final rest at the martyrs' cemetery in Borkan area (in Salmieh city) amid national chants hailing the Syrian Arab Army's sacrifices and stressing national unity.

SANA reported that a number of the city's citizens said that criminal acts and explosions being carried out by terrorist groups conspiring against Syria would never frustrate the Syrian people.

Two days ago, a suicide terrorist detonated a car bomb in the center of Salameih city, killing at least 32 citizens and leaving more others, including women and children, wounded.

Syria has sent a letter to the UN Security Council about this crime. It called for deploring terrorism wherever to prevent its spread.


Armed opposition groups Attack Religious Sites in Idlib and Lattakia,asserts HRW

 BEIRUT,(ST)-Armed opposition groups appeared to have deliberately destroyed religious sites in many areas in  Northern Syria, in November and December 2012, Human Rights Watch said following investigations in Latakia and Idlib governorates. An armed group destroyed a husseiniya in Idlib governorate, and two churches in Latakia governorate were looted. In all three cases evidence examined by Human Rights Watch suggests, and witnesses stated.


More Terrorists Eliminated. Terrorists Disguised in Army Uniform Arrested

GOVERNORATES,(ST) Scores of terrorists were killed or wounded  when the armed forces hit their shelters in several areas in Daraya  city in rural Damascus . Leader of one terrorist group Omran Madamani, and terrorists Muhammad Abu Muwafaq, Samir Abu Muhammad and Ahmad known as Abu Mujahid and Ghiath known as Abu Kazem were killed.

The armed forces foiled two bombs weighing more 40 Kg implanted by terrorists in the surrounding of Syriatel headquarters in the town.

More terrorists were left killed or wounded when the armed forces carried out qualitative operations against their shelters in Duma, Hujeira, al-Zeyabia and al-Mleiha. Among the killed terrorists were Abdullah al-Dubb leader of the so called "the banner of Islam" group and terrorists Mahmoud ezz eddine ,  Mahmoud Krenbe, Muhammad l-Jedda, Omar al-Nimr and Mahmoud Awad.

Heavy losses were inflicted on the ranks of terrorists in Kweiris, near the carpet, and "Crash " factories, al-Oweija and Babeis village  in Aleppo rural areas and  in al-Sakhour, Hananou residential quarters, Allirmoun, Bani Zeid and Bustan al- Bacha areas in Aleppo city.

Meantime, the Internal Security Forces arrested all members of one terrorist group disguised in the uniform of the   Syrian army carrying out acts of looting in the industrial city in al-Sheikh Najjar and confiscated from its members  large amounts of cash and processed gold and weapons.

In cooperation with the guards of the gas station in al-Shaer Mountain on the road to Palmyra, the armed forces left  all members of one terrorist group killed  or wounded when they tried to attack the station,  according to a military source.

The source added that the armed forces destroyed five vehicles southeast of Palmyra including terrorists and weapons, and  chased terrorist groups in Abble, al-Haidaria, al-Bweida, and Um al-Sakher in rural Homs, and caused  them heavy causalities.

In rural Homs, the armed forces killed a number of terrorists, including members of the so-called "military council" in Rastan.

Among the killed terrorists were  Omar Sheikh, Ghassan Sweis , Mohamed Taha, Mahmoud Younis , Ghassan Matar while terrorist Nizar Juma  was seriously wounded.

Several terrorists were also killed or wounded  when the armed forces  destroyed their centers  in  Kafr Zeita town in rural Hama.

In rural Idleb, the armed forces carried out  two qualitative operations  against  terrorists' gatherings  in Um Jreen  and Srehieh villages resulted in killing scores of terrorists and  the destruction of weapons  they used in terrorist assaults, a governorate source said.

The source added the  armed forces  retaliated to two terrorists attempts to attack  " the order keeping forces near Saeed town on Idleb- Salqin  road and  inflected them heavy material and human losses while  the rest of  them  escaped.





Syria briefs UNSC on new 'terrorist crime' against citizens

 DAMASCUS,(ST)_Syria restates  in a new letter sent to the UN Security Council need for blasting terrorism wherever to prevent its spread .

SANA reported that Expatriates and Foreign Ministry addressed on Tuesday two identical letters to the International Security Council's Head and the UN Secretary General about a new terrorist attack perpetrated by the blacklisted al-Qaeda- linked Jabhat al-Nusra against citizens in Salamieh city in Hama province.

The terrorist crime caused the death of at least 32 citizens, leaving more others, including women and children, wounded and destroyed the national hospital in the city.

"It comes in revenge on Salamieh city's citizens who refused terrorism and insisted on preserving their city's security," the letters read, noting that this terrorist act is not the first in this city.

Other cities in Syria, as the FM says, have witnessed more terrorist attacks. One of them targeted a school in Nawa city (in Daraa) where the terrorists attacked the school and stole diesel oil which was being used to heat students' classes.

"Throughout the 2013 school year, the terrorists have threatened to target all Syrian schools because they want education process to be stopped," the FM said, stressing that the terrorist groups are proud of using children to carry out heinous terrorist acts.

Facebook shows these terrorist acts.

Turkey's involvement

The FM underscored that Syria, once again, reminds that these terrorists, who boast of not having identity and nationality, are infiltrating from the neighboring countries, particularly from Turkey, via borders.

"Turkey has opened its borders to all terrorists to enter Syria without conditions, and the Turkish government is providing them with weapons, which they are using in their terrorist attacks against the Syrian people," the letters read.

No denouncement!!

It added that the terrorist acts and those who are supporting them are governed by the relevant UN resolutions as regards combatting terrorism, stressing that not implementing the resolutions means a decision to spread terrorism and foil the UNSC efforts to combat it.

The FM appealed to the UNSC to denounce  the terrorist acts not only in Syria but also all over the world. In addition, it called upon countries that hinder the UNSC from performing its tasks to reconsider their stances that do not serve security and stability in Syria and the whole world as well.

Basma Qaddour