HUNDREDS OF DISPLACED SYRIANS QUIT RUKBAN CAMP – as conference of Arab partners demand Golan is returned to Syria

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Syrians displaced from the al-Rukban camp arrive at the crossing at Jleighem in Homs eastern countryside

HUNDREDS of displaced Syrians, who have now left al-Rukban camp, have just arrived at the crossing of Jleighem, in Homs eastern countryside.

For the past five years, it has been confirmed, US occupation forces in Syria and their mercenaries have besieged hundreds of Syrians in al-Rukban camp. It is known now as the death camp – as life is very hard there and as people lack the simplest factors of life, namely food and medicine.

The citizens coming to the crossing point of women and elders appeared to be exhausted and tired – but they were optimistic that the coming days will be better. Men of the army and members of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were waiting at the crossing point to offer water, food and medicine to the displaced.

At the same time a team from Armenia’s national state television has been working on filming a documentary about the crimes of Daesh – i.e., ISIS – terrorists in the archaeologically famous city of Palmyra and in a number of provinces.

Director of the documentary Valtan Fancyan, in a statement to a SANA news reporter in Palmyra, said that the goal behind the documentary was to convey an image to the Western public opinion of what has happened to the archaeological sites in Palmyra during attacks launched by Daesh’s terrorist organisation.

‘Palmyra – which stood in the face of the Romans in the past – will remain a symbol of defiance in the face of any attack against its human culture,’ Fancyan insisted.

He hailed the facilitation provided to his work team by concerned organisations in Syria to be able to film the documentary. For his part cameraman Arsène Khochayo said that Syria has a great human heritage which deserves to see light shed on it by media due to its historical and cultural importance on the international level.

He added that the documentary should focus on the crimes committed by terrorists and their attacks against the cultural history which belongs to all of humanity. He also noted that the documentary seeks to encourage all international mass media to come to Palmyra to document the crimes committed by the enemies of culture against the archaeological monuments in the city.

Several foreign media delegations have visited Palmyra historical city to prepare films and documentaries on the crimes committed by the Daesh terrorist organisation against the local people and the archaeological edifices in the city.

• Meanwhile, a woman and her son have been injured in a terrorist bombing by an explosive device in Damascus – on June 27th, 2019. The device had been planted in a car on al-Mezzeh Highway in Damascus.

A source at Damascus Police Command said in a statement to a SANA reporter that a terrorist bombing with an explosive device took place on al-Mezzeh Highway in Damascus on Thursday morning, injuring a woman and her son, and that they were rushed to the hospital to receive treatment.

Elsewhere, army units operating in Hama countryside on Thursday foiled an attack by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and their affiliated groups in the direction of al-Qasabyia village, in Idlib southern countryside, which had been liberated by the army in May.

SANA’s reporter said that a number of the terrorists were killed, and a number of their vehicles – armoured vehicles, weapons and munitions – were also destroyed, while the remnants of the terrorists withdrew to the north and the northeast towards the villages of B’arabu and al-Naqir.

In Hama northern countryside army units clashed with terrorist groups of both ‘Jabhat al-Nusra’ and ‘al-Izzah Brigades’ – which had tried to sneak into the army’s points north of Kafr Naboudeh – killing scores of them, injuring others, and destroying their machine gun-equipped vehicles.

The army unit also targeted the terrorists’ positions and their supply routes with artillery strikes in Shir Maghar village in Shahshabu Mountain, northwest of Hama.

• Syrian Arab Army units also expanded operations against Jabhat al-Nusra plus other terrorist groups and targeted them with artillery strikes in response to their attacks with rocket shells on towns in Hama northern countryside.

SANA’s reporter in Hama said on Wednesday  that army units carried out artillery strikes against fortifications and supply routes of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and terrorists of the so-called ‘al-Izzah Brigades’ in the directions of Tal al-Sakhir village and Kafar Zeita town near the administrative borders of Idlib southern countryside.

Fortified points for the terrorists were destroyed in the surroundings of Tal al-Sakhir village, and a number of ‘al-Izzah Brigades’ terrorists were also killed or injured on the outskirts of Kafar Zeita town, in addition to destroying their munitions, the reporter said.

  • At the same time a conference of Arab Parties’ closing statement has affirmed Syria’s right to restore all its territories. The final statement of the General Secretariat of Conference of Arab Parties in Damascus affirmed Syria’s right to restore all of its territories.

The statement said that the General Secretariat condemns US President Donald Trump’s declaration on the occupied Syrian Golan and the policy of compliance and normalisation adopted by some Arab regimes who host Zionist journalists and media outlets on their lands.

The statement also condemned the unjust US siege imposed on Syria, Iran, Yemen, and Venezuela, affirming that it is a stark aggression.

And on the anniversary of liberating Quneitra: ‘All Syrians in general and the Syrian people in Quneitra province and the occupied Syrian Golan in particular on June 26th recall proudly the moments of victory against the Zionist enemy and the restoration of Quneitra city to the homeland in 1974.

‘They are more confident of their ability to face what is being hatched against Syria of colonial and terrorist conspiracies which target its firm resistant stances in the region.

‘June 26th, 1974, is the day on which the late President Hafez al-Assad hoisted the national flag in Quneitra after it had been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army from the clutches of the Israeli enemy.

‘Thanks to the heroism and sacrifices of the army personnel and the resilience of the Syrian people during the October Liberation War and what it had proved of clear facts, above all Syria’s right to restore the whole of the occupied Syrian Golan.

‘The anniversary of liberating Quneitra comes today in coincidence with the victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army – against terrorism which is backed by the US and some Western states and Israel all over the Syrian territories.

‘Marking the June 26th eternal anniversary, the Syrians affirm determination more than ever to continue their struggle till liberation of the occupied Syrian Golan and every inch of the Syrian lands, whether from terrorism or from the occupation forces which support it.

‘History has never witnessed more savage or barbaric force than the Zionist enemy which had destroyed Quneitra City, and today it continues its hostile practices against people of the occupied Syrian Golan: yet people in the occupied Golan stand in the face of these practices undeterred by all the measures taken by the occupation forces.

‘People of the Golan strongly adhere to their belonging to the homeland Syria, and they affirm rejection of all the arbitrary measures taken by the Israeli occupation against them, expressing determination to liberate the Golan and to return to the homeland no matter how long the occupation will be.

‘The anniversary of liberating Quneitra from the Zionist occupation comes today to herald the near final triumph over terrorism and the liberation of all the Syrian territories from it – as the brave personnel of the Syrian Arab Army, who liberated Quneitra in the past, are today very close to achieving the final victory over Takfiri terrorists who wanted to spread their dark and narrow-minded mentality in Syria: The cradle of civilisations.’