Two workers die  while maintaining the sewage network in Hasakeh

Two workers die while maintaining the sewage network in Hasakeh

Hasakeh (ST): Two workers died today of...

Maduro announces  readiness to negotiate with the opposition

Maduro announces readiness to negotiate with the opposition

Caracas (ST): Venezuelan President Nicolas...

Cuba denounces the new US sanctions targeting it

Cuba denounces the new US sanctions targeting it

Havana (ST): Cuba denounced the sanctions...

Mexico records the highest number of Corona infections  since January

Mexico records the highest number of Corona infections since January

Mexico City (ST): Mexico recorded the highest...

“A Flicker in the Andes” a new novel by the writer Ahlam  Abu Assaf

“A Flicker in the Andes” a new novel by the writer Ahlam Abu Assaf

Damascus (ST): A Flicker in the Andes Mountains...

Israeli warplanes renew their violation of Lebanese airspace

Israeli warplanes renew their violation of Lebanese airspace

Beirut (ST): Israeli warplanes renewed their...

Homs artists  hold an exhibition of roses in Sobhi Shuaib hall

Homs artists hold an exhibition of roses in Sobhi Shuaib hall

Homs (ST): Because flowers and roses are a...

Zakharova: OPCW falsified reported about alleged Douma incident

Zakharova: OPCW falsified reported about alleged Douma incident

MOSCOW, (ST)_Russian Foreign Ministry...

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    Friday, 23 July 2021 16:48
  • Two workers die  while maintaining the sewage network in Hasakeh

    Two workers die while maintaining the sewage...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 13:22
  • 13 Palestinian prisoners continue their hunger strike to protest the crimes of the occupation

    13 Palestinian prisoners continue their hunger...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 13:18
  • Dozens of Palestinians injured as a result of the occupation’s suppression of a demonstration east of Nablus

    Dozens of Palestinians injured as a result of...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 13:14
  • Former Turkish Ambassador: Erdogan’s Brotherhood doctrine has led Turkey to a deadlock

    Former Turkish Ambassador: Erdogan’s...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 13:09
  • On the anniversary of the TV foundation: Minister Sara: Syrian TV has remained a screen for the homeland and the voice of all Syrians

    On the anniversary of the TV foundation:...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 12:28
  • Maduro announces  readiness to negotiate with the opposition

    Maduro announces readiness to negotiate with...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 09:04
  • Cuba denounces the new US sanctions targeting it

    Cuba denounces the new US sanctions targeting it

    Friday, 23 July 2021 09:01
  • A Palestinian was shot by the occupation forces and eight others arrested in the West Bank

    A Palestinian was shot by the occupation forces...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:56
  • Mexico records the highest number of Corona infections  since January

    Mexico records the highest number of Corona...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:49
  • “A Flicker in the Andes” a new novel by the writer Ahlam  Abu Assaf

    “A Flicker in the Andes” a new novel by the...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:44
  • Moon Celebration,  a variety of artistic activities for children held in Lattakia

    Moon Celebration, a variety of artistic...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:29
  • An American-Iraqi agreement on the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq by the end of the year

    An American-Iraqi agreement on the withdrawal...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:24
  • Israeli warplanes renew their violation of Lebanese airspace

    Israeli warplanes renew their violation of...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:20
  • Palestinian FM welcomes the formation of a commission of inquiry into the Israeli aggression

    Palestinian FM welcomes the formation of a...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:13
  • Homs artists  hold an exhibition of roses in Sobhi Shuaib hall

    Homs artists hold an exhibition of roses in...

    Friday, 23 July 2021 08:07
  • Zakharova: OPCW falsified reported about alleged Douma incident

    Zakharova: OPCW falsified reported about...

    Thursday, 22 July 2021 19:41
  • Lavrov hopes that new round of Syrian constitutional talks will be held in Geneva soon

    Lavrov hopes that new round of Syrian...

    Thursday, 22 July 2021 18:29
  • The goals of the so-called “autonomous administration” are to weaken Syria and serve US and Turkish occupiers-FM

    The goals of the so-called “autonomous...

    Thursday, 22 July 2021 18:04
  • Facts point to interaction between US, ISIS in Afghanistan — Russian  diplomat

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Economy & Aftermath

Investigative Reporting

SCS branch in Lattakia holds the first exhibition of modeling and simulation projects

SCS branch in Lattakia holds the first e…

The  Syrian Computer Society ( SCS) branch in Lattakia has recently held  the first exhibition of modeling and simulation projects, which  includes 11 projects presented ...

  1. Tourism
  2. Culture
  3. Society
  4. Golan
Preparations have begun for the “Victory Celebration” of the “Citadel and Valley” Festival 2021

Preparations have begun for the “Victory…

Under the patronage Prime Minister Hussein Arnous, Homs Governorate, in cooperation with the Ministries of Tourism and Culture, began preparations for the “victory celebration” of the "Citadel and Valley" festival 2021, after it had stopped for a year due to the outbreak of Covid-19  pandemic.    Homs Governor, Eng. Bassam Parsik, said in a meeting recently held that the “Citadel and Valley”  Festival ["Al-Qal'a Wa...

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Activities for kids are organized in the 41st  Flowers Expo in Damascus

Activities for kids are organized in the…

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Ministries of Tourism and Culture have organized activities and stage plays for kids and youths in the 41st session of Flowers Expo in Tishreen Park in Damascus.    The activities include Folk dances and plays, according to Director od Damascus Tourism Bassam Mardini, who said that the show is an opportunity to encourage popular tourism. 

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Two ladies make sweets at their home to support their families

Two ladies make sweets at their home to …

TARTOUS, (ST)_With the aim of supporting their families, two ladies, Sawsan Wardeh and Imtithal Abbas, from Banias countryside in Tartous province make sweets at their home upon orders they receive from local residents in their area.    The two ladies have started their micro-project three years ago , according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), which affirmed that the prices of the sweets being made by two breadwinners are low compared to the p...

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Syrians celebrate the anniversary of hoisting national flag in liberated Quneitra city

Syrians celebrate the anniversary of hoi…

QUNEITRA, (ST)_ The province of Quneitra  has celebrated the anniversary of hoisting the Syrian flag in the liberated Quneitra on June, 26, 1974, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).    The agency reported on Thursday that a celebration was held in Al-Tahrir square in the liberated Quneitra city where speakers asserted that  the October War was and still is  the gate for completing the liberation of the occu...

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The Investigative Journal has recently published a well-documented report about Turkey's dirty role played in Syria and Libya. 

 “I just got back from Libya yesterday,” said Zein Ahmad*, a Turkish-backed so called Syrian National Army (SNA) militant in Afrin. “But I had been trying to leave for more than a month.” When the Libyan National Army (LNA) neared Tripoli in April 2019.

Turkish forces began heavily recruiting militants and terrorists  from its affiliated to terrorist groups and began flying hundreds to Libya every week. The exact number of terrorists Turkey has sent is unknown, but estimates range from 5,000 to 17,000.

Ahmad is a member of Ahrar al-Sharqiya,  and had been based in Afrin with the faction since Turkey’s Operation “Olive Branch” in 2018. The Turkish invasion of Afrin led to the deaths of hundreds of civilians and the displacement of hundreds of thousands. Ahrar al-Sharqiya perpetrated widespread war crimes in the city, including looting, murder, kidnapping, and serial rape.

When asked if he believed in Turkey’s mission in Afrin, Ahmad laughed. “I was a mercenary going to Afrin, and I was a mercenary going to Libya.

The militants in Libya were promised salaries ranging from $2000-3000 per month, but reports assert that they received nothing. One member said he’s been paid $2000 every month and a half rather than every month. Some Faylaq al-Majd members who have been in Libya for more than three months say they were paid once and never again.

“They told us we would be paid $3000 a month. That never happened. The first month we got $2000. The second month, they gave us $1400. The third month, we weren’t paid at all,” Ahmad said. “So we looted. We took copper from the homes, anything gold we could find, anything valuable we could find. And the Libyans with us would take the items and sell them for us.”

After arriving in Libya, Ahmad stayed in a house in Tripoli with ten other Syrian militants and a Libyan militant who accompanied them whenever they left the house. The house was a well-appointed villa, almost certainly abandoned by its rightful owners when clashes intensified and drew closer.

 “It was nothing like we are used to in Syria,” Ahmad said. “It’s urban street combat. We don’t have the right weapons or the right skills. We are being slaughtered. And so, many of us started to refuse to fight. Or we’d be taken to the frontlines and hide there.”

Ahmad says that when the militants began defying orders, Libyan soldiers would come and beat them. He says once, when a Syrian had refused to fight three times in a row, a Libyan militiant shot him in the leg.

The number of the terrorists brought from Syria to Libya by Turkey desperate to leave Libya is growing by the day. “The last lie that Turkey told us was that we would only have to stay for two months, or three months,” Ahmad said. “But more than three months had passed for my group, and they weren’t letting us back.”

Ultimately, Ahmad was forced to pay his commander $700 to fly home to Syria. “There were around 100 of us,” he said. “Some paid $500, and some as much as $1000, but then they put us on a plane with the dead and injured and allowed us to return to Syria.”

 

Dr. Mohamad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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