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A Message from President al-Assad to President of Cuba

HAVANA, (ST)-A message from President Bashar al-Assad to President Raul Castro of Cuba, conveyed by Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal al-Mikdad to the Cuban First Vice President José Ramon Machado Ventura .

During the meeting held in Havana on Tuesday, Ventura renewed his country's support to Syria affirming  that Syria steadfastness is a living example  for the states which defend their independence and sovereignty across the globe.

Ventura expressed President Castro's thanks for President al-Assad's message vowing  Cuba's  readiness to support Syria  as regards the ongoing events.

He highly appreciated Syrian people's steadfastness which foiled the western conspiracies.

For his part, al-Mikdad briefed Ventura on the developments Syria has passed through during the latest months and the US-Western conspiracy to which it is exposed aiming at affecting its national stances in the face of the US and western polices to control the region.

Al-Mikdad  gave an explanation on the dimensions and developments of the terrorist attack, backed by some western and gulf states which basically targeted the innocent citizens, destructed infrastructure and private and public properties.

He reviewed the destructive role of the Turkish government in particular through supporting the terrorist al-Qaeda groups, training and offering safe haven for gunmen and opening its borders with Syria, paving the way for them to perpetrate criminal acts.

Al-Mikdad expressed Syria thanks for Cuba's friendly stances and their support to Syria as people and leadership in the face of this conspiracy in defending Syria sovereignty and independence.

Ventura and Mikdad also expressed the common willingness to strengthen and deepen ties between both countries.

Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and Ghassan Haidar, the Syrian Charge d' Affairs in Havana, attended that meeting.


Terrorists Mortar shells at al-Baath Paper Premises




DAMASCUS,(ST)_ Terrorists on Tuesday morning targeted the headquarters of al-Baath House for Press and Publication in Mezze highway in Damascus with two mortar shells. The attack caused material losses but no human casualties  were reported.

 One shell hit the façade of al-Baath House and the second in its garage. Both shells caused material damage on the site, according to SANA.

 Syria Times






National Symphony Orchestra shines on Wednesday

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra is set to perform a musical evening   on Wednesday, November 21.

 Orchestrated by Mesak   Bagboderyan, The event will be held under the title "For a Cool Winter" at 4:30 (local time) at Hamra Theater in Damascus .

   The party's raising fund will go to displaced children badly affected by terrorist groups' crimes.

 The program includes: Symphony' Ri Major   for "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" and the fourth movement of the Fifth Symphony's "Gustav Mahler" and Serenad Strings' Do Major  to "Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky."

  Hanan Shamout


Syrian National Symphony Orchestra shines on Wednesday








The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra is set to perform a musical evening   on Wednesday, November 21.

 Orchestrated by Mesak   Bagboderyan, The event will be held under the title "For a Cool Winter" at 4:30 (local time) at Hamra Theater in Damascus .

   The party's raising fund will go to displaced children badly affected by terrorist groups' crimes.

 The program includes: Symphony' Ri Major   for "Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart" and the fourth movement of the Fifth Symphony's "Gustav Mahler" and Serenad Strings' Do Major  to "Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky."

  Hanan Shamout








Saudi, Tunisian, Lebanese Terrorists Purged




GOVERNORATES,(ST)_ Scores of terrorists were killed  in qualitative operations carried out by the armed forces near Miami restaurant, al-Kindy hospital and al-Baqqara mosque in Handarat in Aleppo.

 Several leaders of the terrorist groups were exterminated and  their 10 cars fitted  with medium and heavy range machine guns were destroyed.

One army unit targeted the so called "the military council" of the terrorist groups in al-Rashedeyah in Deir Ezour , resulted in killing scores  of them. Among the killed terrorists were Hassan Mere al-Alwan, known as Hassan al-Qasmata, Mahmoud Tlass, Ismael Mousa al-Tayeh and Salah al-Akoul.

 In Homs, the armed forces clashed on Sunday evening  with terrorists terrifying citizens and committing acts of murder and looting in Bab al-Turkamn area  and inflected heavy losses on them.

The clash resulted in the elimination of all terrorists, including 7 of Saudi nationality. They are:   Jasem al-Awad, Khaled al-Farhan, Ahmad al-Saour, Khalaf al-Jadaan, Muhammad al-Faeydeh, Adnan al-Faehdah and  Bakkar Abd al-Faeydeh, in addition to two Tunisian terrorists: Hardan Sami and Muhammad Weld Younis, according to an official source.

 The source continued that among  the terrorists are Jordanians including  Muhammad al-Khalaf, Khaled al- Wafi, Kamal Badran, Wardan Muhammad Arafeh and Saleh al-Hardani, Lebanese  terrorists, namely Khaled Allouch, Samir al-Jeni, Mahmoud al-Jeni, Qasem Abdul Jalil, Farhan Ateyah and two Egyptian terrorists Jawdat al-Saeedi and Qasem Abdul Haq.

Other killed terrorists were Muhammad al-Qasimi, Ghanem al-Qasimi  and Qasem Saad eddine.


Syria Times




Premier Inaugurates Projects at 3 billion Syrian Pounds in Tartous




TARTOUS,(ST)_ Marking the 42nd anniversary of the Correction Movement, prime minister Dr Wael al-Halqi on Sunday inaugurated several developmental, housing, education and health projects in Tartous governorate, at a total cost estimated at  3 billion Syrian pounds. The Prime Minister also inspected other services projects.

The inaugurated projects covered workers housing project in Hsein al-Bahr town, comprising an area of 117 dunums and includes 918 apartments at a total cost of 2.2 billion Syrian pounds;

Also inaugurated were the educational complex for secondary schools in Tartous city, at a cost of 135 million Syrian pounds, built on an area of 13 thousand square meters, comprising 83 classes, and affiliated laboratories and administrative sections, and a drainage system treatment plant in Khurbet al-Mezeh village at a total cost of 50 million Syrian pounds, serving 10 thousands citizens.

The prime minister also inaugurated  Martyr Mazin Ibrahim Hospital in al-Sheikh Bader city at a total cost  of 600 million Syrian pounds, for  technical and medical equipments  and 60 beds , on an  area of 10,500 square meters.

In statements he made  during the inauguration events  and after inspection various departments of al-Basel  hospital in Tartous, the prime minister said that all inaugurated projects are very important by the virtue  that they ensure a stabilized living standard to citizens.

Then, the Prime Minister and his companions visited  both the museum and  tomb of The Resistance Hero,  Sheikh Saleh Al-Ali ,  where he recited verses of the holy Koran, and  commemorated  his  heroism in the visitors book .

He also visited the social affairs and labor center for  housing  displaced families  affected by the attacks of the  armed terrorist groups in Syria and  was acquainted with the efforts made to provide these families with  humanitarian assistance  and basic requirements.

"The crisis in Syria reached the final stages," said the prime minister,  noting that Syria is heading to open all closed doors , maintain  security and stability and is open  to all initiatives , especially the  Geneva Initiative.

He stressed that the government is working to meet all citizens living, services and developmental requirements fulfill all  national reforms that secure a dignified life for the Syrians.

The inauguration ceremonies were attended by ministers  of Local Administration,  Education ,Housing and Urban Development, Water Resources,    Transport,  and Health.


T. Fateh 




Bilad al-Chaam Scholars Deplore Aggression on Gaza




 DAMASCUS,(ST)_ "The fierce  attack against the  besieged Palestinian people in Gaza  coincides with the a brutal plot and an international conspiracy against Syria for the destruction of its resources , shedding the blood of its people  and excluding it from supporting  owners of the usurped rights", said a statement issued by Bilad al-Chaam scholars Union on Sunday.

The statement condemned the US and European backed Zionist aggression against Gaza and viewed it as  an integral part of the flagrant onslaught against holy places and as incompatible with their alleged importance of human rights and freedom.

It called on  "countries of the world and international and humanitarian organizations  to take a  fair stand against the Israeli practices  in support of   the Palestinian people," calling simultaneously,  on all resistance groups to unite their ranks against this aggression.

The statement questioned the   "position  of Syria 's neighbors who are still eager to see more blood of the Syrians on the  blessed land of Bilad al-Chaam , concluding  that "Syria  will always remain supportive for  the Palestinian people, to whom Syria is  linked with religion and humanity  until every inch of the occupied land is restored," adding that the Zionist entity will not be able to undermine  the will of the Palestinians, who   will continue steadfastness to achieve their national  objectives and legitimate rights.


T. Fateh