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Syrian Indian relations, deeply-rooted friendship reinforced by the two states' stands towards combatting terrorism

Damascus (ST): India celebrates today the 72nd anniversary of its announcement as a republic at a time when it is making important achievements in development and economic construction. It also seeks to enhance its position at the  international arena.

The Syrian-Indian relations are becoming stronger at all political, economic and cultural levels, reinforced by India's stance in support of Syria during the crisis, its standing by Syria against terrorism, its principled  stand regarding respecting Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity, commitment to the political solution of the crisis in Syria and rejection of foreign interference in the internal affairs of countries.

Lavrov: What the United States is doing in Syria violates Resolution 2254

On January 18th, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov affirmed that the US occupation of lands in Syria, plundering its wealth and supporting separatist militias violates UN Security Council Resolution No. 2254.

“We have repeatedly expressed our assessments and official positions regarding the developments of the situation around Syria and everyone signed Security Council Resolution 2254, which stipulates the need to respect the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Syria,” Lavrov said during his annual press conference in Moscow.

Lavrov indicated that the United States is doing all it can to prevent humanitarian aid from reaching Syria, implemented the so-called (Caesar Act) and prevented international organizations from participating in the international conference on the return of refugees held in Damascus last November.

Lavrov expressed Russia's deep concern about the actions of the United States and its allies in undermining international security, as they used the Corona pandemic to increase pressure methods and impose more sanctions on several countries.

Syria faces terrorist way of thinking made by the West

It has become known that terrorism and most of its organizations have been created by the West with the aim of implementing plots that target countries and their peoples that refuse to say YES to the US and Western dictates.
The western countries try to distort the image of Islam and to link terrorism to Islam before the public opinion,however it is well known that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism.

Palestinians in Selwan town are determined to foil occupation settlement plans

Occupied Jerusalem, (ST): The town of Selwan to the south of Al-Aqsa Mosque has been subject to systematic attacks by the Israeli occupation troops and extremist settlers with the aim of displacing its inhabitants, demolishing their houses and judaizing the area in  flagrant violation of the UN relevant resolutions, especially the UNESCO resolution which put the old town in Jerusalem on the World Heritage List.

Ahmad Samrin, one of the locals of Al-Rababeh Valley in Selwan said" We won't leave our land, we are deeply-rooted here and we will firmly confront the Israeli occupation which is using live ammunition and gas bombs against us. We will continue to defend our homeland firmly."

He added that the occupation troops arrested six members of his family when they were confronting the Israeli bulldozers which came to demolish Palestinian houses and raze Palestinian agricultural lands with the aim of implementing sinister expansionist plans.

Mohammad Al-Za'el, who has an olive and citrus field in Al-Rababeh Valley, said" The Israeli aggressive attacks won't force us to leave our lands and we will sacrifice our souls for the sake of our land."

France: Daesh regaining its strength in Syria and Iraq

The French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly has expressed concern over the revival of Daesh (ISIS) terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. She stressed that France believes that this terrorist organization is still active there.

“After the collapse of Daesh's last stronghold, we can notice that this terrorist  organization is regaining its strength in both Syria and Iraq,” she said in an interview, justifying the presence of French forces in the region within the US-led international coalition purportedly to combat Daesh.

Last August, and during a visit to Iraq, Parly said that some elements indicate that Daesh is secretly and unexpectedly reorganizing its ranks and this constitutes a real challenge to Iraq.