Syrian President Bashar Assad visited Moscow on Tuesday evening for talks regarding the Russian aerial operation to support the Syrian army offensive

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad met in Moscow on Tuesday evening to discuss questions regarding the Russian air force and Syrian army operation, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

Russia launched its aerial operation against terrorist group targets in Syria on September 30. Since then, the Syrian military launched a series of offensives against the groups across the country. At the talks, Assad said that any military action also presumes further political measures to resolve the Syrian crisis, according to Sputnik.

Cooperation with Syria in its War against Terrorism Highly Evaluated


DAMASCUS, (ST)_ The Syrian People do appreciate and evaluate the efforts exerted by the friendly countries, on top of them stand Iran and Russia, as to cooperate with Syria in its war against terrorism and as to bolster Syria's steadfastness factors, underscored H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.

In a meeting here Thursday with the visiting Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Head of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, President Al-Assad added that these efforts and cooperation are to yield fruits to be reaped by all of the region people as well as of the entire world.

Syria highly evaluates the ideas presented by Iran for solving the crisis in Syria, not mention the care and keenness of the Islamic Republic of Iran on helping the Syrians as to eliminate terrorism for the success of any political track in Syria.

Adha Prayers Performed



DAMASCUS, (ST)_ H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad performed at Al-Adel Mosque in Damascus today morning the prayers of Adha Feast.

Dr. Ahmad Samer Qabani, Damascus Mufti, delivered the Prayer ceremony asserting that Eid is linked to happiness, but in Syria is not so when the Syrians, victims of foreign-backed terrorism, are prohibited by the Saudi Authorities from performing Pilgrimage to Mecca.

Sheikh Qabani cited the role of the Syrian Army, Leadership in fighting terrorism lauding the role of the martyrs and the wounded in defending Syria and the true image of religion against the foreign-backed terrorists.

Syrian People trust in the Iranian role underlined

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syria does welcome the efforts exerted and contacts being made for solving the crisis in Syria, H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad underscored here Thursday.

Meeting the visiting Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Dr. Hossein Amir Abdollahian, and the accompanying delegation, President Al-Assad reiterated that the Syrian People trust in the Iranian role supporting throughout history the region people and their just causes.

The talks during the meeting dealt with the risks threatening the Syrian People as well as the people of the region because of the spread of terrorism and because of continued support to the terrorist organizations by some countries and powers which claim to fight terrorism.

The talks also touched upon the ideas presented at the international and regional arenas as to activate the political track for solving the crisis in Syria.

President Al-Assad Grants Archeologist Khaled al-Asaa’d Syrian Order of Merit of Excellent Degree

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday granted the Syrian Order of Merit of excellent degree to archeologist Khaled al-Asaad, after death, for his great achievements in archeology, according to Legislative Decree No. 229 for 2015.

Al-Ass’ad, born in Palmyra in 1934, has a BA in History and a diploma in Education from Damascus University. In 1962, he worked as the Director of Palmyra Antiquities and then as Secretary of Palmyra National Museum from 1963 to 2003. He also made several important archeological discoveries in Palmyra.