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President al-Assad receives French National Rally Party delegation

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ President Bashar al-Assad received today a delegation representing the French National Rally Party headed by Thierry Mariani.

The talks dealt with the recent victories achieved by the Syrian army in Hama and Idleb, the Turkish support to terrorist groups in Idleb , the foreign terrorists who are fighting in Syria and the US Administration's policy that seeks to keep the region in chaos, according to the Syrian Presidency website.

President Al-Assad: Recent Battles in Idleb Have Unveiled Ankara's Open, Limitless Support for Terrorists

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad has stressed that the recent battles in Idleb have unveiled Ankara's open and limitless support for terrorists in Syria.

President al-Assad made the remarks during his meeting on Tuesday with a delegation representing the Russian political party "United Russia" led by Member of the Russian State Duma Dmitry Sablin.

Talks during the meeting dealt with  developments of the war on terrorism in Syria.

Sablin and the accompanying delegation congratulated President Al-Assad on the victories being achieved by the Syrian Arab army over terrorist organizations, particularly in Idleb. They expressed confidence that these victories will lead at the end to achieving security and stability countrywide.

President Al-Assad Performs Eid al-Adha Prayer at al-Afram Mosque in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar  Al-Assad, accompanied by Awqaf Minister (Religious Endowments) and a number of senior state officials, performed the prayer of Eid al-Adha at al-Afram Mosque in Damascus.

Imam of the Afram Mosque, Shiekh Hassan Awad, said in his Eid sermon that Eid al-Adha reminds us of the day when Prophet Mohammad stood at Arafat Mount to urge people to enhance good manners and adopt the values of justice, amity, tolerance, cooperation and patience, which are principles in Islam.

"Today, on the contrary, some people have deviated from the right path of true Islam and adopted extremist ideas that created terrorism and encouraged criminality," said Sheikh Awad, reiterating that those people have nothing to do with Islam, the tolerant religion that calls for peace and stability not killing and destruction.

President Al-Assad Receives Congratulations on Eid al-Adha

DAMASCUS, (ST)-President Bashar Al-Assad on Saturday received congratulation cables from the First Sharia Judge Mahmoud al-Maarawi,  Minister of Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Mohammad Abdul Sattar al-Sayed, Justice Minister Hisham al-Shaar and Syria's Grand Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun on Eid al-Adha which starts on Sunday.

Senders of the cables extended their congratulations and best wishes to President Al-Assad and expressed hope that Syria will soon triumph and heal from terrorism and that security and stability will prevail all over the country.

President Al-Assad Congratulates the Syrian Arab Army on Army Day

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday congratulated the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army on the 74th Army Day, hailing their great sacrifices in defense of the homeland against terrorism and aggression.

“Happy Army Day to you, men of dignity, sovereignty and honor. I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations on the 74th foundation anniversary of our heroic army. I congratulate all of you both officers and soldiers on this glorious day and I would like to express to you the gratitude and respect of our steadfast people, because you are the makers of their glory and victories and the protectors of their land and sovereignty,” President a-Assad said in a statement addressing the Syrian Arab army.