The Flower of victory

 I did not know that Euphrates would one day water the flowers of victory that spread throughout Syria.

I did not imagine that the water of the great Euphrates that grow up cotton and wheat and gives good and prosperity  to Syria will distribute flowers of victory and martyrdom to every part of the country.

The floods that cleaned  the desert from terror have left patches of pure water so that the anemones can sprout in the places where the martyrs have shed their sacred blood in the sand of those deserts.

From Deir al-Zour, this time, the rose of victory was flowered. The  flower that grew far away in the south in Al-Sweida city. The city of heroes , where the creators of independence and the struggle against French colonialism were born, on the land of Sultan Pasha Al-Atrash.

He moved to defend every spot in Syria that has been defiled by terrorism from the suburbs of Damascus to Homs ending in Deir al-Zour. There, where he spent three years of siege alone with a few men who did not give up or despair fighting terrorists and defending the dignity of their country. They remained steadfast  until the army arrived, the Syrian Arab Army which broke the siege and achieved victory.

The Lion of battles completed his victories. He said to all of those who met him: "I am here to make victory for Syria and its people ... I am here with my comrades, either a martyr or a victor".

Today he returns to the land of heroes as a martyr. He is received by the land of men, which has been known throughout the history  as the factory of heroes.

The martyr's wedding was first held in Damascus since he was its righteous son who grew up in its neighborhood then it moved to Sweida where he was born.

There the hero is buried alongside the heroes of Syria , the heroes of the history of victory and independence.

Sadness prevailed in every house in Syria for parting  the man whom they loved and emotionally involved in his ambitions and victories.

Euphrates as Barada and Al-Assi cried the loss of the hero just like the black stones there in Sweida where the martyr lies peacefully.

Peace and mercy be upon you Syria's dear martyr Major General Issam Zahruddin.

Amal Farhat – from Homs to the Syria times