Syria condemns terrorist attacks that rocked Iraqi capital

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syria has condemned  in the strongest possible terms the twin terrorist  bombings  that rocked  a busy market in central Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 32 people and injuring 110 others. 
 
A source at the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said on Thursday that the Syrian Arab Republic condemns the cowardly terrorist attacks that took place in the heart of Baghdad. It affirmed that these attacks prove that there is an urgent need to unify  efforts to fight terrorism until eliminating it completely.

Over 40 displaced families return to their home town in Syria's Daraa

DARAA, (ST)_ More than 40 displaced families, who were forced to flee their houses because of ISIS terrorists' acts,   returned on Thursday to Eyeb town in the northern Countryside of Daraa.
 
The families were happy because they returned to their houses after they had spent several years far away from them. 

Explosive devices kill 2 SDF militiamen and wound 3 others in Syria

HASAKA, RAQQA, (ST)_ At least 2 gunmen  affiliated to the US-backed "Syrian Democratic  Forces" militia were killed and 3 other wounded in sporadic attacks that targeted the militia's movements in the countryside of Hasaka and Raqqa, according to local sources. 
 
The sources said that an explosive device planted by unknown people was detonated when a military vehicle  belonging to the SDF militia [Its Arabic acronym is QASAD] passed Al-Khourafi road to the south of Hasaka, killing 2 militiamen. 

The so-called “international coalition” sends weapons and logistical materials to its illegal bases in Hasakah countryside

The so-called "international coalition" led by the United States of America has sent additional weapons and logistical materials to its illegal bases in Hasakah Governorate.

Local sources told SANA that a convoy of 40 trucks loaded with weapons and logistical materials belonging to the so-called “international coalition” entered the countryside of Hasakah through Al-Walid illegal border crossing with northern Iraq to reinforce its illegal bases in the region.

In the past few days, helicopters belonging to the so-called international coalition have transported logistical equipment and heavy military vehicles to the Koniko oil field in the northeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, after turning it into a military base to reinforce its presence and steal Syrian wealth.

Inas Abdulkareem 

SDF militia kidnaps 12 civilians from the countryside of Deir Ezzor

In the context of its ongoing crimes to hassle the people,  "SDF militia" supported by the American occupation forces kidnapped a number of civilians in the northern and eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

Local sources reported to SANA correspondent that armed groups of the "SDF militia" launched a campaign of raids on the villages of Al-Ezbah, Maizila and Tayeb Al-Fal in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor and kidnapped 11 civilians and took them to an unknown destination. The militia gunmen kidnapped a civilian in the vicinity of Al-Sobh village in the eastern countryside.

On Wednesday, armed groups from the "SDF militia" kidnapped a number of civilians, including women, in the desert of the town of Tabiyeh in Deir Ezzor countryside, and the village of Subaihia in the Rumailan area in the northeastern countryside of Hasaka.

Inas Abdulkareem 

Al-Jaafari: The efforts of the Syrian state to combat and eradicate terrorism must be supported

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar Al-Jaafari reiterated that the terrorist organizations, foremost of which is “ISIS” and “Al-Nusra Front” continue to exploit  Western coverage of their crimes and so kill more Syrians. Al-Jaafari called for  strengthening international cooperation under the umbrella of the United Nations to combat terrorism to eradicate it and support the efforts of the Syrian state in this regard.

During the session of the Security Council on Wednesday via video about the situation in Syria,  Al-Jaafari said that the hypocrisy of some countries has reached a terrible point. On the one hand the American administration claims to eliminate the terrorist organization "ISIS" and on the other hand it is reforming and operating it to target Syria. We witnessed this a few days ago through the terrorist attacks that targeted a bus in Kabajib area on the road between Palmyra and Deir Ezzor, as well as targeting fuel tanks and civilian cars on Athriya-Salamiyah road, which resulted in the death of dozens of civilians and soldiers.

Al-Jaafari noted that these terrorist attacks were carried out by "ISIS" terrorists coming from the area controlled by the American occupation forces in Al-Tanf area, which includes the Rukban camp. They are also the same terrorists who previously launched bloody terrorist attacks on civilians in Al-Suwayda governorate and targeted the Syrian Arab Army. The American occupation forces present in northeastern Syria had instructed the separatist "Qasd" militia to release the "ISIS" terrorists in its custody to revive this organization again and invest in it in Syria and Iraq.

500 scholarships offered by Russia for the undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels

Damascus (ST):  The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research has announced 500 scholarships offered by Russia for the undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral levels in various specializations available in its universities for the academic year 2021-2022.

The requests are submitted  to the Directorate of Cultural Relations in the ministry, starting from the twenty-fifth of this month until the twenty-second of next February.

The Ministry stipulated that the applying student must have a Syrian secondary certificate document in its scientific or literary branches, the 2020 session with an average not less than 70

The ministry has allocated 10 percent of the scholarships for the children of the martyrs.

K.Q.