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Al-Halqi Stresses 'Syria Will Restore Occupied Golan'

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Prime Minister has underscored that Syria will never abandon the Israeli-occupied Golan and it will go ahead with scoring victories against the armed terrorist groups nationwide. 

Wael al-Halqi's remark was made after a festival held today at  Al-Assad Library in Damascus on the occasion of the 43th anniversary of the Correction Movement and the October War.

 He told reporters: "The Israeli-occupied Golan will be brought back to the bosom of Syria and  will remain in its heart. Quneitra province reminds us of the October war's victories that proved the Syrian Arab army's ability to defend the homeland."

The premier noted that Syria has started the process of rebuilding and reviving the previous activities. "Syria will remain an epitome of safety, security, love and co-existence," he said.

Al-Halqi also talked briefly about the Correction Movement by saying: "The glorious Correction Movement was a catalyst and base for military, cultural, social and economic aspects. The late president Hafez Al-Assad proposed the idea of self-reliance and building the homeland by the hands of its people. "

'A duty'

On the other hand, he stressed that the government attaches great importance to martyrs' families. "It is a legal, constitutional, moral and humanitarian duty to honor the families of Martyrs, who sacrificed themselves for the country."

The Arab Baath Socialist Party's Quneitra Branch honored, in the festival, several families of the Syrian Arab army's martyrs.

B. Qaddour

Al-Zou'bi: Syrians are able to rebuild their homeland whatever the cost is


DAMASCUS,(ST)-Marking the glory days of October, Information Minister  Omran al-Zou'bi opened the photography exhibition entitled(Syria…..Steadfastness …..and Pride) at the Dama Rose Hotel on Saturday night.

"this exhibition has a message that the ongoing crisis and aggression in Syria are in their final stage.Hence,the cycle of life gradually returns to Syria through holding countless number of varied activities, "the minister told reports.

Al-Zou'bi underscored that Syria will be better than it was thanks to the army and the armed forces who lived up to expectations as they recently accomplished remarkable achievements which resulted in eradicating the foreign-backed takfiri groups which infiltrated into the country.

"the Syrian citizen  is definitely able to rebuild his homeland whatever the cost is, "underlined al-Zou'bi.

It is to be noted that the said exhibition will run till the 18th of November.

Public and private bodies are displaying panels that reflect Syria's steadfastness against terrorism.

A number of ministers and senior officials attended the exhibition's opening ceremony.






Armed Forces Advance in Many Areas Across Country

Provinces, (ST)- In a series of successful military operations, the armed forces on Saturday eliminated a number of terrorists and their dens and groupings in the southern countryside of Damascus and eastern Ghota.

In the southern countryside of Damascus, an official source told a local media  that most  members of an armed  terrorist group were killed in Yelda.

The armed forces also killed a number of terrorists and destroyed their weapons and ammunitions in Babbila.

In Eastern Ghota, the armed forces smashed 15 terrorists affiliated to the so-called "Ahfad al-Rasoul Brigade" and destroyed a store used for hiding their weapons and ammunitions in al-Nashabiya farms. 

The armed forces also killed members of a terrorist group and injured others in the farms of Deir salman town, while another unit destroyed a terrorists' dens for hiding weapons and ammunitions in the farms of Mlaiha.

One of the snipers near the power station in Adra was killed and a terrorists' car was destroyed to the east of Adra central prison.    

In Aleppo, units of the armed forces progressed further in hunting down the terrorists, killing all members of armed terrorist groups who had been hiding in a number of residential buildings in al-Zebdiyeh neighborhood.

In series of successful military operations, the armed forces also crushed terrorists and their dens in the villages and towns of Aleppo.

Units of the armed forces foiled an attempt by terrorists to cross Lebanon into the Syrian territories of Talkalakh countryside and killed and injured members of armed terrorist groups in many neighborhoods, villages and town in Homs.

The army units, in cooperation with the border guards, confronted terrorists who tried to infiltrate from Lebanon into Syria through the sites of Edlin and al-Ghida in the countryside of Talkalakh, according to an official source.

The source added that a truck loaded with tons of explosives was dismantled during the continuous pursuit of terrorists in al-Hadath town in the eastern countryside of Homs.

The source also mentioned that an army unit killed all members of an armed terrorist group in al-Turkman square in al-Hosn town, a Tunisian  terrorist was identified among the dead.

Other army units destroyed terrorists' groupings and dens in the villages and towns of Taldao, Kfarlaha, al-Houleh, al-Khaldiyeh, al-Dar al-Kabira and al-Ghanto, killing and wounding many terrorists.

In the city of Homs, scores of terrorist were killed and others were wounded in a series of special army operations targeting their groupings in the neighborhoods of al-Qusour, al-Warsheh, Bab Hood and Jouret al-Shayah.

In Daraa, units of the armed forces foiled an attempt by terrorists to blast several explosive devices planted by them in  residential areas.

The army units killed scores of terrorists in al-Nazihin camp and Jordan Street in the city of Daraa.

Two terrorists' ggoupings were destroyed to the north of Ghassan Aba Zaid mosque and to the south of the Syriatel building in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood. In Attman town,two of the terrorists cars, which were loaded with weapons and ammunitions and  23mm anti-aircraft gun, were crushed.

Special operations were carried out by the armed forces in the villages and towns of Daraa, resulting in killing scores of terrorists.

A unit of the armed forces foiled an attempt to explode two explosive devices weighing 255 kg, planted near Martyr Ayham al-Ghazali school in Qarsa.


Terrorist attacks hit Damascus, Aleppo

DAMASCUS/ ALEPPO, (ST)- Two mortar shells were fired on Saturday by terrorists on the area surrounding the French Hospital at al-Qasaa area, causing serious  injury to a woman who was admitted to the Hospital and died later,according to a source at Damascus Police Command .

Several cars were also damaged at the scene.

Terrorists also fired mortar shells on al-Abasiyyn area, causing material damage to the place but with no casualties.

"three  citizens were injured by a mortar shell fall in al-Qusour neighborhood's square, causing material damage to a number of supermarkets and cars,"added the source.

In Aleppo,a number of citizens were injured in a terrorist attack by rocket shells on the Municipal Palace building in Aleppo city on Saturday.

"five  rocket shells fired by terrorists from Bustan al-Qaser neighborhood landed on the building of the Municipal Palace, injuring of a number of citizens near the Immigration and Passports Department inside the building,"said a source at the police command.


On Correction March Anniversary, the Syrians Affirm Determination to Battle Terrorism, Rebuild Syria

 World Terrorism Forces have united against the Syrian state and people, waging a barbaric terrorist war in which they recruited thousands of mercenaries and thugs to destroy the all-out achievements attained in Syria over the past 40 years.

Forty three years ago, late President Hafez Al-Assad launched the March of Correction as a turning point in Syria's history to establish a modern, civilized, sovereign, independent, stable and resistant state.

Since November 16th, 1970, Syria has worked to cope with all developments in all fields to build a solid democratic system based on justice, equality, human dignity, strong economy, national belongingness, and on the availability of all services and equal job opportunities.

Syria also has been a key supporter to resistance forces against the Israeli occupation. It has played a key role in solving many crises in the region.

The Correction Movement anniversary comes while Syria is proceeding confidently towards victory and towards clearing the country from the foreign-backed mercenaries and terrorists whose hatred has targeted Syria's development and civilization. Schools, hospitals and economic sectors were destroyed in an organized plan to undermine the future of the Syrian state and to strip Syria from the elements of the modern country which was architected under the Correction era.

Moreover, in an attempt to hit the unity and national role of the Syrian people, the European countries, the United States and some reactionary regional and Arab countries have intended to destroy all the achievements attained over the past four decades by sanctioning the Syrian economy. However, because Syria was able to confront most of the repercussions of the unjust siege, these conspiring states ordered their agents and terrorist tools in Syria to destroy the strong state's elements including the economic, services and military structures.

The whole world have realized the crimes of the armed terrorist groups which targeted education, health and economic facilities thereby depriving hundred thousands of children from continuing their education, hitting the health sector and badly  affecting the daily life of Syrian citizens.

Despite the attacks which targeted their schools, houses, children as well as economic and services institutions, the Syrians along with the Syrian Arab Army continue with strong determination and confidence to fight terrorism till they win  victory.

They affirm that the course of correction will keep living in their minds to make reforms and rebuild their homeland on stronger bases away from any kind of subordination.

H. Mustafa

Army brings more areas under control

PROVINCES, (ST)- Units of the army on Friday  stepped up operations resulted in controlling of three towns in Homs and Tel Hassel in Aleppo and will continue hunting down foreign-backed terrorists nationwide.

The three freed areas  of Homs are:Mheen,Hawarin and al-Hadath.

Meanwhile, an army unit destroyed a car and a den for leaders of terrorist groups and killed 15 terrorists in Eidoun village in al-Saan area.

Other army units killed and wounded a number of terrorists in the village of ad-Dweir in ad-Dar al-Kabira, north of al-Mahmoud mosque, south of reservoirs, the land of Sheikh Ibrahim in al-Rastan and Khaleej Kissin.

In Idleb,an army unit carried out a special operation against an armed terrorist group in Saraqeb city, killing all of its members, according to a military source.

An official  source said that units of the armed forces killed and wounded numbers of terrorists and destroyed their weapons in the city of Maaret al-Numan and the villages of Ma'shamsheh and al-Za'laneh.

"the army units killed a number of terrorists in the youth housing compound, Bani Zeid, the vicinity of the central prison and al-Kindi hospital, Tel Shoihna, Kafr Da'el, and al-Rashedeen 4, Bab al-Nassr in old Aleppo, Anjarah, Orm al-Kubra, journalists' society, al-Mansoura and Arbid village,"a military source told the official news agency.

The source added  that other units destroyed vehicles and cars with all terrorists inside east of Deir Hafer, Karm al-Mayser, Karm al-Trad, Rasm Mayaleh, Bisha and al-Bakat in the southern rural area. 

In another development, several mortar rounds ,fired by terrorists, hit the residential area of Bab Touma in Damascus, causing material damage to al-Mansour School and the Chaldean, Latin and Syriac churches and two houses, according to a source at the Police Command.



Army General Command: Iron fist for eradicating terrorism nationwide

DAMASCUS, (ST)_"following  a successful military operation and accurate tactical maneuvers, units of the armed forces tightened  their grip over the towns of al-Hadath, Hawarin and Mhin and the warehouses nearby to the southeast of Homs city,'' underscored  he General Command of the Army and Armed Forces in a statement released  on Friday.

"the armed terrorist groups, who attacked civilians and military checkpoints in the area, suffered big blows at the hands of the Syrian Arab army , killing large numbers of terrorists and mercenaries and destroying hundreds of arm-equipped vehicles, added the statement.

The Army General Command underlined that the said  successful operation has  left large numbers of terrorists killed in a well-planned trap, punctured the delusions of terrorists and their masters in taking over vital areas in Homs countryside, and aborted their plans to ease pressure on the remaining terrorist hideouts  in the area, causing dramatic collapse in the morale of armed terrorist groups that are faltering under the strikes of the Syrian army.''

"the Syrian Arab army is determined  to go ahead with eliminating terrorism and striking with an iron fist everyone who seeks to tamper with the security of the homeland," concluded the statement.