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People in occupied Syrian Golan mark Open Strike anniversary, stress more determination to liberate occupied Golan

QUNEITRA, (ST)-Marking the 38th anniversary of the Open Strike, the citizens in Quneitra and the occupied Syrian Golan on Thursday reiterated their determination to continue  their struggle until they liberate the occupied Syrian Golan from Israeli occupation and restore all their usurped rights.

They affirmed their adherence to every inch of Golan soil and their insistance on expelling the Israeli occupation from it.

On February 14, 1982, the people in occupied Golan organized a national open strike in rejection of the decision made by the Israeli occupation authorities’ on December 14, 1981 to annex the occupied Syrian Golan and impose the Israeli laws on its people.

Syrian Parliament passes resolution recognizing and condemning the Armenian genocide

DAMASCUS, (ST)_ Syria's Parliament [People's Assembly] has unanimously passed a resolution recognizing and condemning the Armenian genocide committed by the Ottoman state at the turn of the 20th century.

The move was adopted during the session held today at the Parliament in Damascus.

The resolution expressed the sympathy of the Parliament with the Armenian people and recognized that Armenian , Syriac and Assyrian peoples and others were the victims of systematic racial elimination and collective massacres perpetrated by Ottomans .

GFTU Director General: Syrian workers have built their homeland with their hands over long decades

DAMASCUS, (ST) - Under the patronage of President Bashar Al-Assad, the 27th General Conference of the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) kicked off its activities on Thursday in Damascus.

 Arab and foreign delegations are taking part in the 4-day event.

Assistant Regional Secretary General of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party Hilal al-Hilal represented President Al-Assad at the opening ceremony.

Chairman of the GFTU Jamal al-Qadiri said in a speech at the opening of the conference that the Syrian workers have built their homeland with their hands over long decades and struggled to defend the homeland in confrontation of the a global war that has been targeting it over the past nine years.

Kremlin: The Syrian Arab Army in Idlib is fighting terrorism on its territory

MOSCOW, (ST)- The Syrian Arab army in Idlib is fighting terrorists on its territory and this is a sovereign right of the Syrian state, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has reaffirmed.

In a statement to reporters on Thursday, Peskov said that "the point now is not to talk about any conflict in Idleb. It is about adherence to the Sochi agreements and to the obligations taken on, by the concerned sides in accordance with these agreements. First and foremost of these obligations is understanding that the Syrian Arab Army is fighting terrorism on the territory of its country."

On Wednesday, Peskov said that the attacks being launched by terrorists in Idleb on residential areas as well as on Syrian and Russian forces despite the Turkish obligation is unacceptable and it contradicts the Sochi understandings.

Zakharova: Tension escalated in Idleb because of Turkey's non-commitment to its pledges pursuant to Sochi agreement

MOSCOW, (ST)- The Russian Foreign Ministry has stressed that the reason behind the current tension in the de-escalation zone in Idleb is Turkey's non-commitment to its pledges pursuant to the Sochi agreement signed on September 17, 2018.

The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a briefing on Wednesday that the Turkish regime is responsible for the escalation of tension in Idleb because it hasn't so far implemented its obligations provided in the Sochi agreement and because it has transported pro-Turkish groups to the northeastern part of Syria.

She affirmed that Russia is adherent to the agreements signed within the framework of the Astana process on Syria and it is determined to continue working to implement them completely.