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.


SDF militiamen attack demonstrators who demanded the release of the kidnapped teachers

Hasaka (ST):  Groups of the US- backed SDF militia  attacked demonstrators who took to the streets  to demand the release of teachers detained in the militia's prisons.

Local sources said that armed  (SDF) militiamen attacked protesters in the town of Derbasiyeh in the northern countryside of Hasaka who gathered  to condemn its crimes and to demand the release of teachers who were kidnapped by the militia during the last period.

The sources added  that the militia gunmen beat the demonstrators, especially the families of the kidnapped teachers, before a number of gunmen opened fire indiscriminately to terrify and disperse the demonstrators.

The  militiamen  had kidnapped a number of teachers in the town of Derbasiyeh during the last period and put them into its prisons under the pretext of opening educational courses to teach students at different stages according to the government educational curricula.

Over the past months, the areas where  the SDF militia deploy have witnessed demonstrations in many villages, towns and rural areas of Hasaka, Deir Ezzour and Raqqa against this militia in protest against its criminal practices against the people and the absence of safety in the areas of its deployment that witness an increase in the abductions of civilians, especially young people.


Mrs. Al-Assad: Electronic learning is no longer an additional advantage, but rather an essential part of education

Damascus (ST): During her meeting with the national teams participating in the Syrian Scientific Olympiad 2021 and their professors,  Mrs. Asma' Al-Assad  affirmed that the renaissance of countries can only be achieved through education and knowledge that lead towards a better future, stressing the importance of the electronic platform launched by the Excellence and Creativity Agency in providing remote education and training systems that keep pace with development.

Mrs. Al-Assad  considered that electronic learning is no longer just an additional advantage, but rather an essential part of education and a necessity in the post-Corona era.

She clarified  that the online platform, which is a form of distance education, represents a contemporary national achievement and an experiment that must be generalized at the level of the education sector in Syria so that the information becomes available to all students in all regions, and the distinguished professor does not remain linked to a specific geographical area and is directed to a specific group of students only.

Mrs.  Al-Assad clarified that e-learning needs an accompanying structure of electricity, the internet, technological devices and e-learning content, and it also needs teachers who are capable of providing this content to students, noting that these requirements impose a new challenge on the state.

Earlier, the Excellence and Creativity Agency concluded the Syrian Scientific Olympiad competitions for the 2020-2021 season at the Dar Al-Assad Theater for Culture and Arts and crowned the first 15 winners who will join the national teams for the Olympiad in the specializations of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and informatics.


Al-Jaafari: Economic coercive measures imposed on Syria impede the purchase of medicines and humanitarian needs

New York, (ST) - Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Bashar al-Jaafari said during a Security Council session that, Resolution /1373 / did not contribute in enhancing international cooperation or combating terrorism, or drying up its sources of funding, or combating extremist ideology that promote for it.

He added that, the economic coercive measures imposed on Syria impede the purchase of medicines and humanitarian needs.

Al-Jaafari said that, Western countries have taken advantage of the issue of combating terrorism to destroy other countries. They try to eliminate their economic and cultural achievements, plunder their wealth, and stigmatize these countries on charges of supporting terrorism.

He continued that, US occupation forces continue the looting of Syria’s resources of oil and gas and agriculture crops.

Syrian-Belarus discussions over plans of developing joint cooperation about health camps for Syrian children in Belarus

Minsk, (ST) - The Ambassador of Syria to the Republic of Belarus, Muhammad al-Amrani, discussed with Nadezhda Gennadevna, the Director of the Belarusian Center for Child,Robronk” for Health Recreation, the continuation of the healthy recreational camps that the center holds for Syrian children

All the Syrian children in the center are the sons and daughters of martyrs and others. The two sides discussed also the plans of developing cooperation.

During his visit with a delegation from the center's embassy, Al-Amrani expressed appreciation for the humanitarian initiative of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and for all the Belarusian efforts concerned to achieve these recreational camps for the Syrian children who suffered during the years of the terrorist war that was waged on their country.