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500 families of martyrs honored marking October Liberation War

Marking the 46th anniversary of the October Liberation War, the Syrian Association for Supporting the Families of Martyrs “Tammuz” held a ceremony to honor 500 martyr families of Syrian Arab Army soldiers  at Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts in Damascus.

The ceremony aimed to commemorate the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab army heroes who took part in October Liberation War and smashed the myth of the “invincible” Israeli army and who have been fighting terrorism over the past years of the global war on Syria.

"Jibal Ashams"  ( Mountains of the Sun)  film,  was screened during the ceremony. It was produced by "Tammuz" association in cooperation with the General Organization for Cinema and directed by Ayman Zidan.  The film embodies the value of martyrdom and martyrs. It also sheds light on the role of the Syrian women who proved their willpower in facing terrorism .

 Dr. Ahmad Badr al-Din Hassoun, the Grand Mufti of Syria, delivered a speech in which he referred to the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army. He said that the families of the martyrs are the ones who preserved the country with their patience and steadfastness in facing the bad circumstances during the Syrian crisis.

For his part, the President of the Association, Dr. Mazen Hamidi, pointed out that the terrorist war on Syria requires joining forces of all Syrians and working together to support the martyrs' families, those martyrs who sacrificed themselves for the homeland.

The ceremony was attended by the Defence Minister, General Ali Abdullah Ayoub, senior state officials, families of martyrs,  as well as artistic, cultural and media figures.