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Clans of Deir Ezzor call on government to rebuild bridges destroyed by US-led coalition

Deir Ezzor, SANA- Dignitaries, families and sheikhs in Deir Ezzor on Thursday called for reconstructing the sabotaged bridges that link between the two banks of the Euphrates.

Clans of Deir Ezzor held an assembly which brought together a big number of families which live along the two banks of the Euphrates, affirming the importance of speeding up efforts to rebuild the bridges as they from the artery of life between the two regions of al-Jazeera and Shamyiah.

Warplanes of the international coalition, led by Washington, have destroyed the majority of bridges on the Euphrates under the pretext of combating Daesh terrorists.

Sheikh Fawaz al-Bashir of al-Bakarah clan told SANA that the Assembly came to express the unity of the Syrian soil and the unity of belonging among Syrian citizens.

He added the assembly called for the government to rebuild the bridges which pave the way for all families to transport their goods, crops and facilitate the crossing of employees and students between the two banks of the river.

Mazen Eyon

 

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Sabbagh: Enhancing cooperation between Syrian and Jordanian associations in reconstruction stage

Damascus, SANA- Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammoudeh Sabbagh affirmed the important role of the delegation of associations, parties, and the Arab organizations, which are visiting Syria in clarifying the reality of what the Syrian people have been exposed to, not to mention brutal crimes committed by armed terrorist groups being supported by the West and regional sides.

Sabbagh’s remarks came during a meeting with the delegation from Jordanian Construction Contractors Association on Thursday.

Sabbagh said that Syria today is nearing to announce the final victory over terrorism, hoping to enhance cooperation between Syrian and Jordanian associations in the upcoming reconstruction stage.

For his part, head of the Jordanian Construction Contractors Association Ahmad Yacoub said that the Syrian people have been suffering due to terrorism and that was reflected negatively on Jordan at politics, economy and social levels, expressing hope that the relations between the two countries will turn back as they were before.

In a statement to journalists, Yacoub pointed out that during his current visit, he was briefed on suggestions and programs regarding establishing investment projects in Syria and he will, in turn, brief the investors about these projects once he returns to Jordan.

Shaza/Rasha Milhem

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Afforestation campaign at Damascus International Airport’s road on occasion of Tree Day

Damascus, SANA- A celebration was held on Thursday on the occasion of the 67 anniversary of Tree Day in al-Jisr al-Sabe’a area at Damascus International Airport’s road.

An afforestation campaign to plant an area of 10 hectares with 5000 tress in Damascus International Airport’s road was launched during the celebration , which will last till the end of next March. It aimed at expanding green areas and re-planting degraded and burned forests ,and maintaining the sustainability and continuity of forests productivity , in addition to focusing on the economic and environmental gains of the forest.

Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmad al-Qadiri said that the Ministry seeks to rehabilitate all the afforestation areas which have been cut, burned, and vandalized, as a plan was put for the coming stage focusing on these areas as a priority in order to meet their agriculture needs.

He pointed out that the afforestation campaigns will cover all the Syrian provinces in an attempt to restore vegetation cover in the country.

Shaza/Rasha Milhem

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President al-Assad receives Russian delegation, underlines importance of continuing counter-terrorism cooperation

Damascus, SANA_  President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday received United Russia Party  delegation  headed by State Duma member Dmitry Sablin.

Talks discussed the Syrian-Russian relations and efforts exerted to further develop them in various fields .

President al-Assad stressed the importance of continuing cooperation and coordination between both sides at all levels, especially in countering terrorism and in the political and economic framework.

President al-Assad made it clear that pressures and policies pursued by some Western countries against Russia with every victory being achieved against terrorists in Syria are the best evidence that the terrorist war waged against the Syrian people is no longer limited to Syria only and this underlines the importance of cementing the Syrian-Russian relations at this important stage of the region’s history.

The Russian delegation, in turn, confirmed the importance of joint action between Moscow and Damascus to counter schemes of some Western countries which continue to seek to destabilize, weaken and fragment countries that differ with them.

The Russian side expressed satisfaction with the level of cooperation between the two countries.

Members of the delegation reviewed with President al-Assad their visions on what has been achieved during the past period and what can be done to achieve further progress in the interest of the two friendly peoples.

Gh.A.Hassoun

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President al-Assad receives Russian delegation, underlines importance of continuing counter-terrorism cooperation

Damascus, SANA_  President Bashar Al-Assad on Thursday received United Russia Party  delegation  headed by State Duma member Dmitry Sablin.

Talks discussed the Syrian-Russian relations and efforts exerted to further develop them in various fields .

President al-Assad stressed the importance of continuing cooperation and coordination between both sides at all levels, especially in countering terrorism and in the political and economic framework.

President al-Assad made it clear that pressures and policies pursued by some Western countries against Russia with every victory being achieved against terrorists in Syria are the best evidence that the terrorist war waged against the Syrian people is no longer limited to Syria only and this underlines the importance of cementing the Syrian-Russian relations at this important stage of the region’s history .

The Russian delegation, in turn, confirmed the importance of joint action between Moscow and Damascus to counter schemes of some Western countries which continue to seek to destabilize, weaken and fragment countries that differ with them.

The Russian side expressed satisfaction with the level of cooperation between the two countries.

Members of the delegation reviewed with President al-Assad their visions on what has been achieved during the past period and what can be done to achieve further progress in the interest of the two friendly peoples.

Gh.A.Hassoun

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Rainfalls in different provinces, polar low pressure continues to affect al-Jazeera area

Damascus, SANA- A polar low pressure accompanied by very cold and wet air mass in all layers of the atmosphere will continue to affect al-Jazeera area while other areas will be affected by a superficial low air pressure accompanied by northwestern air currents in the upper layers of the atmosphere.

Meteorology Department expected in its Thursday bulletin that the skies will be partly cloudy to cloudy and rainy in al-Jazeera area, meanwhile, the skies will be clear to partly cloudy in other areas and temperatures will continue to drop to become from 5 to 7 degrees below average.

The Department expected that at night, the weather will be cold in general, warning against ice over the mountains and fog and frost in some inland areas.

The wind will be westerly to northwesterly with a light to moderate speed in the coastal areas and it will be active as its speed will exceed 70 km per hour sometimes in some areas and the sea waves will be from low to medium in height.

Different amounts of rainfalls have been registered in the Syrian provinces over the past 24 hours as follows: Hama 110 mm, Damascus and its countryside 47 mm, Sweida 30 mm, Daraa 33 mm, Quneitra 88 mm, Homs 48 mm, Hama 100 mm, Tartous 82 mm, Lattakia 58 mm, Idleb 20mm, Aleppo 25mm and Raqqa 6mm.

The expected temperatures in some major Syrian cities will be as follows: Damascus 9/3, Daraa 12/2, Homs 10/1-, Lattakia 13/8, Aleppo 4/1 and Deir Ezzor 6/0.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Hassoun: Syria triumphed on terrorism, it will not forget friends who stood by its side

Damascus, SANA_ Grand Mufti of the Republic Dr. Ahmad Badr al-Din Hassoun said that Syria has triumphed on terrorism and will not forget friends who stood by its side, on top the Russian friendly people.

” Russia stood in one trench with Syria and its people,” Mufti Hassoun said during his  meeting with a delegation of United Russia party headed by Dmitry Sablin.

He hailed the sacrifices made by the Russian soldiers in the battle against terrorism alongside their Syrian comrades.

Sablin and members of the delegation reiterated their country’s support for the Syrian people in the face of terrorism, expressing the desire to strengthen the existing cooperation relations between the two friendly countries.

Gh.A.Hassoun

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Pederson describes his meeting with al-Moallem as constructive and affirms importance of political solution to crisis  

Damascus, SANA UN Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen underlined the importance of the political solution to the crisis in Syria based on the Security Council’s resolution No. 2254 which affirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and calls for a political solution led by Syria and facilitated by the UN.

In a tweet on Thursday quoted by Sputnik Agency, Pederson described his meeting with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem as “constructive” and it affirms the importance of the political solution to the crisis.

In his tweet, Pederson said that he agreed with al-Moallem on visiting Damascus regularly to discuss the “points of convergence and disagreement between the two sides.”

He noted that there is still more discussion on all aspects of the “political process in Geneva.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Minister al-Moallem received Pederson and the accompanying delegation and during the meeting, the two sides discussed the exerted efforts for making progress in the political track of the crisis in Syria and following up the ideas related to the political process.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Army retaliates to terrorists’ breaches in Hama Countryside

Hama, SANA_ The Syria Arab Army units on Thursday launched intensive strikes on positions of ” Al-Ezza Brigades” and their movements in Kafr Zeita in retaliation to their breaches of the  demilitarized zone agreement and targeting with sniper fire the military points operating in Hama countryside, SANA reporter said.

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Ports of Lattakia, Tartous, Banias Oil Drain re-opened after storm-forced closure

Lattaki, SANA_ The Ports of Lattakia, Tartous and Oil Drain of Banias Refinery were re-opened on Thursday for maritime navigation, two days after they were closed due to prevailing weather conditions.

Speaking to SANA reporter, Director of Ports Gen. Akram Ibrahim said that the fishing and picnic ports are still closed until the weather conditions are improved.

On Tuesday,  General Directorate for Ports  announced that all ports on the Syrian coast and small ports were closed for maritime navigation due to the prevailing weather conditions.

Gh.A.Hassoun

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Qassem affirms failure of US project in Syria

Beirut, SANA- Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Naim Qassem affirmed the failure and defeat of the US project in Syria.

In a speech delivered on Wednesday, Qassem indicated that the tour by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the region came to cover up that defeat and to raise the morale of Washington’s frustrated allies.

He asserted that Lebanon shouldn’t drift behind the futile US-Israeli schemes which have destroyed the region.

Qassem indicated that the region will continue to suffer from successive crises as long as the Zionist occupation exists.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Ushakov: Terrorists’ provocations in Idleb witness notable acceleration

Moscow, SANA- Russian President’s Assistant, Yuri Ushakov asserted that the provocations by terrorists in Idleb have witnessed a notable acceleration over the past period, indicating that this issue entails holding a new round of talks with officials of the Turkish regime.

Russia Today quoted Ushakov as saying on Wednesday that the situations in Idleb “raise fears and concerns and the situation there is not simple.”

He indicated that Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet head of the Turkish regime Recep Tayyip Erdogan who will visit Russia on January 23rd .

Ushakov noted that Putin and Erdogan “will discuss the current situations in Idleb, and the latest developments in Syria including the US announcement of its intention to pull out its forces from the country.”

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Qassem affirms failure of US project in Syria

Beirut, SANA- Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Naim Qassem affirmed the failure and defeat of the US project in Syria.

In a speech delivered on Wednesday, Qassem indicated that the tour by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the region came to cover up that defeat and to raise the morale of Washington’s frustrated allies.

He asserted that Lebanon shouldn’t drift behind the futile US-Israeli schemes which have destroyed the region.

Qassem indicated that the region will continue to suffer from successive crises as long as the Zionist occupation exists.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Sabbagh: Russian-Syrian relations have remarkably developed on all levels

Damascus, SANA-Speaker of the people’s Assembly Hammoudah Sabbagh on Wednesday described relations between Syria and Russia as friendly and deeply-rooted which have remarkably witnessed development on all levels.

Sabbagh, meeting a Russian parliamentary delegation, headed by Dmitry Sablin, hoped that ties between the legislative institutions in Syria and Russia would deepen and mutual visits would increase in the interests of both peoples.

Sablin, for his part, appreciated the continued meetings and visits between delegations of the two countries.

“During our visit to Syria, we have touched an improvement in the situation in the country.. most importantly, the victory of the Syrian army in its fight against terrorism,” sablin said in a press statement.

Mazen

 

 

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A new batch of displaced Syrians in Jordan return via Nassib border crossing

Daraa, SANA- A new batch of the displaced Syrians on Wednesday returned from refugee camps in Jordan to their villages and towns via Jaber-Nassib border crossing with Jordan.

SANA reporter said that a new batch of the displaced Syrians who were residing in al- Azraq  camp returned via Nassib border crossing to their towns and villages which had been liberated from terrorism by the Syrian Arab Army.

Head of the Immigration and Passports department at Nassib crossing Mazen Ghandour said  that Nassib crossing received 7955 Syrian citizens,  while the number of the coming persons of all nationalities reached at 148611 ones from October till Tuesday.

The number of the Syrians coming via the border crossing reached 50635.

Shaza/Mazen

 

 

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Mikdad: Cooperation relations between Syria and ICRC are deep

Damascus, SANA- Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, received on Wednesday Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Syria Philip Spoerri, who succeeded Marianne Gasser.

Mikdad expressed Syria’s appreciation for the efforts exerted by the former head of ICRC in Syria, Gasser, during eight-year-work in the country, pointing out that the ties of cooperation between Syria and ICRC are deep and vital.

He affirmed Syria’s readiness to continue fruitful cooperation with ICRC and develop it in all fields in order to provide the Syrians with the largest possible help in line with Syria’s respect for the ICRC and the latter’s commitment to its neutrality and its humanitarian noble objectives.

For his part, Spoerri expressed appreciation for the cooperation between Syria and ICRC and the volume of joint work carried out with Syrian Arab red Crescent which has developed over the past years noticeably.

He said that he will strengthen the work of ICRC in Syria during his mission, in addition to developing its programs, in coordination and consultation with the Syrian government and the close cooperation with the Syrian parties concerned.

Shaza/Mazen

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Ala: The Syrian government is the side which cares the most about its citizens

Geneva, SANA- Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Hussam Eddin Ala said that the Syrian government the side which cares the most about the lives of the Syrians and it is continuing to take measures for protecting them from the terrorist organizations’ crimes and to deliver humanitarian aid to those who are in need in all areas , and preventing it from access the terrorists.

Speaking at Human Rights Council session on the rights of the child in Syria on Wednesday, Ala said that the Syrian government has opened safe corridors for the exit of
of civilians who were used as human shields by terrorist groups in the areas where they are spread, as the government has also provided them with temporary housing shelters, where they have been supplied with basic needs, in cooperation with the NGOs.

Ala indicated that children have always been a top priority among citizens in these cases, alongside with women and the elderly  and they were allocated special areas inside the temporary housing shelters in order to help them overcoming their psychological ordeals after suffering in the terrorist-held areas.

Ala said that the Syrian government responded to questions
raised in reports of  the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and demanded her to give specific information on some of the allegations made in her reports but she has not provided us with the information required so far.

He said that the reports on the situation of children’s rights in Syria ignored the almost daily airstrikes launched by the illegitimate US-led coalition , which has claimed a lot of lives among citizens , including children as a daily scale, and also ignored the victims of the Turkish regime’s aggression as well as the terrorist groups it supports against the civilians in north of Syria.

The ambassador pointed out that the situation in al-Rukban camp provides another example to the humanitarian suffering, where US-backed terrorist groups dominate lives of citizens inside the camp while the US, which occupies the area surrounding the camp, prevents humanitarian aid to reach the civilians there and prevents them from returning to their areas, whose security and stability were restored by the Syrian Arab Army.

Shaza/Rasha Milhem

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Lavrov: Eradicating terrorism from Syria is a must

Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed importance of eradicating terrorism in Syria completely, particularly in Idleb province, and expanding the state’s authority all over the country.
Lavrov said in an annual press conference about the Russian diplomatic work in 2018 that the terrorists spread in Idleb province, particularly Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, constitute the major hotbed of terrorism in Syria, as they continue to violate the agreement of the demilitarized zone and target positions of the Syrian Arab Army and neighboring villages and towns, as well as attempting to target the Russian airbase in Hmeimem.

He also stressed importance of preserving Syria’s unity, independence, and sovereignty and restoring areas to the east of the Euphrates to the state’s authority, reiterating that the USA is still occupying parts of al-Tanf area and is completely responsible for the fate of the displaced people at that area.

Lavrov clarified that the USA prevents the delivery of humanitarian aid to those displaced in al-Rakban Camp, pointing out that the UN intends to send a new humanitarian convoy to the area, which makes it a must for Washington to be completely transparent and let the convoy arrive to the displaced and prevent it from being blocked by the terrorists under its protection in al-Tanf area.

Rasha milhem/ H. Sabbagh

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Army foils terrorists’ infiltration attempt, kills many terrorists in Hama

Hama, SANA – Army units working in the northern countryside of Meharda in Hama province carried out on Wednesday operations against hideouts of “al-Ezza Battalions” at the vicinity of Hasraya town, killing many of the terrorists and injuring others.

SANA reporter said that army units working in Zellin town also foiled an infiltration attempt of the terrorist groups at vicinity of al-Latamina town in response to violations of demilitarized zone agreement.

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“Motives” by Syrian Joseph al-Ahmad wins Best Short Film Award at Los Angeles Festival

Homs, SANA- “Motives” Film by Syrian young expatriate director Joseph al-Ahmad won the “Best Short Film Award” at Los Angeles Short Film Festival early this month and the award was just a part of a series of awards which he had harvested in other previous international film festivals.

Joseph is studying film directing at one of the academies which is specialized in movie making industry and film directing in Moscow.

The film is the first professional experience for al-Ahmad and it comes in a dramatic detective framework that speaks about human nature and the notion of supreme justice.

“I have always worked on making a distinguished achievement to raise the name of my country high through the movie industry which I love,” al-Ahmad said.

Al-Ahmad is eager to work in various movie domains to be able to add to the deep-rooted cultural status of his homeland Syria.

Al-Ahmad was born in 1996 and he has won several awards at international festivals such as Roma Short Films Festival.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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Lavrov: International terrorism is losing in Syria and our priority is to establish a comprehensive international coalition against terrorism

Lavrov: International terrorism is losing in Syria and our priority is to establish a comprehensive international coalition against terrorism

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Lavrov calls for unifying efforts to push political process in Syria forwards

Moscow, SANA- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov underlined the necessity of unifying efforts of all the parties concerned with the aim of pushing the political process in Syria forwards.

A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Lavrov, during a phone call with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman al-Safadi, considered that launching the work of the committee of discussing the constitution soonest possible is a the starting point of that process and this will be done according to the Security Council’s resolutions and the outcomes of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress held in Sochi last year.

The statement added that Lavrov and al-Safadi in this regard referred to the efforts exerted by the guarantor states of Astana talks “Russia, Iran and Turkey” to form the committee.

Both sides expressed hope to enhance the fruitful cooperation with United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen.

The statement clarified that the two ministers exchanged viewpoints on the settlement in the Middle East, affirming that there is no substitute for the diplomatic political solution to solve the conflicts in the region based on the internationally recognized legal rules.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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