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Jan 21 2021

Cold weather prevails as temperatures drop back

Damascus, SANA-Temperatures will slightly rise, yet remain from 2 to 4 degrees below average as the country is affected by high air pressure accompanied by northwesterly air currents in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Meteorology Department expected in its Thursday bulletin that the skies will be clear to partly cloudy in general, while the weather will be very cold at night over the mountains, warning against formation of ice, frost, and fog in most regions. The wind will be northwesterly of low to moderate speed, particularly over northeasterly regions, and the sea waves will be low in height. The …

Jan 18 2021

Extinguishing fire erupted in a house in Mezzeh, Damascus, material damage reported

Damascus, SANA- Members of Damascus Firefighting Brigade on Monday at dawn extinguished a fire that erupted in a house in al-Mezzeh area in Damascus which caused only a material damage, and no casualties were reported. A source at the Firefighting Brigade told SANA correspondent that an unexplained fire erupted in the fourth floor of a residential building in Mezzeh 86 area, and it was extinguished while the damage was limited to the contents of the house. On Sunday, a fire that erupted within a residential apartment in Mezzeh Villat area was put out and it only caused a material damage. …

Jan 7 2021

Cold weather continues to prevail across the country

Damascus, SANA-Temperatures will be from 3 to 6 degrees above average in most areas as the country is affected by superficial high air pressure in all layers of the atmosphere.  Meteorology Department expected in its Thursday bulletin that the skies will be clear to partly cloudy in general, warning against the formation of frost over the mountains. The wind will be easterly to northeasterly of a low speed, while the sea waves will be low in height.  The expected temperatures in some major cities will be as follows: Damascus 18/9, Daraa 18/8, Homs 15/4, Tartous 22/14, Aleppo 16/4, Idleb 16/6, …

Dec 30 2020

Syria: Israeli strikes on Damascus

According to Syrian sources, one Syrian soldier lost his lives and three others were wounded in the Israeli attack, which took place at 1:30 a.m. local time. FORUM

Nov 24 2020

Israel airstrikes on southern Syria + Video

According to a Syrian military source, the attack took place late on November 24 at 23:50 from the occupied Golan Heights, and Syrian air defense systems intercepted a number of missiles. FORUM

Jun 7 2020

Messages of love and peace from Damascus to the world and to al-Quds

Damascus, SANA_ From Damascus, the capital for peace, a musical evening was organized by the Al-Hujra choir in Khan Assad Basha, in old Damascus city. The objective of this activity was to send a message of love and peace through music to al-Quds “the flower of the cities.” The orchestra, conducted by maestro Misak Bagboderian, presented a collection of eastern and western melodies with an impressive artistic performance of high professional quality. The event was broadcast live on the official website of the Ministry of Culture and its YouTube channel, and included a film that shows Syrian doctors who died …

May 18 2020

Damascus Opera House…cultural edifice embraces creativity in all circumstances

Damascus, SANA_ In central Damascus, the Syrian capital, a Syrian cultural and artistic monument is located to form, together with Al-Assad National Library, the Higher Institute of Music and Performing Arts, and the Ballet School, the cultural heart of the oldest inhabited capital in the world. During the terrorist war on Syria, the cultural, musical, theatrical and other cultural activities did not stop, despite the fall of the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of the innocent people of the opera workers and visitors, in a real defiance of the death. Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arst, (Damascus Opera House) …

May 8 2020

Damascus Opera celebrates the 16th anniversary of its creation

Damascus, SANA_ With a musical performance, the Orchestra of the Musical Institute “Sulhi Al-Wadi” commemorated, through the digital channels and platforms, the 16th anniversary of the inauguration of the al-Assad House for Culture and the Arts (Damascus Opera). On May 7, 2004 the opening premiere was on the stage of the Opera where most of the current players in the Syrian teams were children or adolescents. Broadcasting a classical piece, led by Maestro Andre Maalouli, through the digital channels and platforms, aims at conveying a message that educational work, despite all the circumstances, continues to graduate a musical generation that …

May 1 2020

Image: Israel’s latest attack to Damascus

The images show that almost a hundred meters from the hitting point there is a HQ which was hit by Zionist regime on 19 November 2019.Israeli regime believes to attack Syria, Quds force and groups following them, while due to fractions of these missiles and attacks on residential areas in Adeliyah and Hujairah, three civilians martyred and four injured. FORUM

Apr 27 2020

Israel missile attacks on southern Syria + Video

The Syrian Army’s Air Defense Systems intercepted and destroyed a number of missiles. However, a number missiles also hit targets. Also, 3 civilians were martyred and 4 others were wounded in this attack in the Hujairah and Adeliya districts.The cause of their martyrdom is said to be the fall of the wreckage of the destroyed missiles. FORUM

Apr 27 2020

Air defenses repel Israeli missile aggression over Damascus, down most of missiles

Damascus, SANA_ A military source said that three civilians were martyred and three  others were injured, including a child, in Al-Hujaira and Al-Adliya towns in Damascus southern countryside due to the Israeli missiles aggression from over Lebanese airspace.The source said in a statement to SANA that through following up the results of the Israeli aggression at dawn on Monday, we found some shrapnel of the hostile missiles fell in the populated Al-Hujaira and Al-Adliya towns, claiming the lives of three citizens and wounding three others, including a six-year-old child. Earlier, Syrian army air defenses repelled an Israeli missile aggression from …

Apr 20 2020

Western, US-made weapons seized in countryside of Quneitra, Damascus

Quneitra, SANA_ Authorities on Monday found Western and US made missiles and weapons from the remnants of the terrorists in the countryside of Damascus and Quneitra. SANA reporter said that authorities, while canvassing the areas cleared of terrorism by the Syrian army in the countryside of Quneitra and southwestern Damascus, found missiles, weapons and ammunition, some of them Western and US made. The reporter added that among the seized weapons were the Malutka anti-tank missile, RPGs, rifles, Western and American-made submachine guns, hand grenades, satellite broadcasting, telecommunications devices, medicines and medical equipment in addition to a number of stolen cars. …

Apr 16 2020

A Chinese medical aid package for detecting Coronavirus arrives in Damascus  

Damascus, SANA- A medical aid package provided by China to Syria for detecting coronavirus infection arrived in Damascus International Airport. In a statement to journalists on Wednesday, Deputy Foreign and Expatriates Minister Fayssal Mikdad expressed Syria’s appreciation over China’s stand by Syria and the medical aid provided to the Syrian people as it reflects China’s care for extending aid to Syria and all the countries of the world to fight coronavirus. For his part, China’s Ambassador in Damascus Feng Biao pointed out that this is the first batch of assistance and another batches will be sent soon. Assistant Health Minister Ahmad …

Apr 14 2020

Minor earthquake registered northwest of Damascus

Related Articles Damascus, SANA – A minor earthquake registering 3.3 on the Richter Scale occurred on Tuesday 115 km northwest of Damascus city. The National Center for Seismic Monitoring said the earthquake occurred at 12:53 PM, at a depth of 11 km 115 km northwest of Damascus city and 31 km northwest of Beirut city. Hazem Sabbagh FORUM

Apr 14 2020

During quarantine period, Damascus Opera House broadcasts concerts online

Damascus, SANA_ During the quarantine period in Syria, The Damascus Opera House will broadcast on its website the concerts it hosted during the last period. This step is part of the preventive measures taken to deal with the novel Coronavirus. The initiative strengthens the concept of culture at a distance that is imposed by the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic. Director General of the Opera Maestro Andre Malouli, told SANA that the cultural institution adopted this measure based on the conviction of the importance of music in spreading positive energy, especially in these circumstances. He clarified that this step offers …

Apr 12 2020

Perpetrators of recent terrorist attacks in Damascus confess details of recruitment

Damascus, SANA_ The Syrian security forces recently arrested the perpetrators of the recent terrorist attacks on several cars and military targets in and around the capital Damascus. In their confessions broadcast by the Syrian TV on Saturday evening, the six terrorists, including a woman, confessed to carrying out terrorist explosions with explosive devices targeting cars in the streets of Damascus and its countryside in exchange for sums of money from their operators who were encouraging them to be agents and implementers of the plans of the enemies of Syria and its people. The terrorists are: Issa Iyad Abbas, Mahmoud Mohamed …

Mar 30 2020

Damascus on March 30th – PHOTOS

Damascus, SANA – Damascus on Monday March 30th, 2020. Photos by Wassim Kher Bek. FORUM

Mar 20 2020

Disinfection campaign in streets and neighborhoods of Damascus

Damascus, SANA_ Damascus Governorate, in cooperation with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC), on Friday launched a large-scale disinfection and cleaning campaign through cars equipped with disinfectants as part of precautionary measures to deal with the Coronavirus and maintain public health. The campaign started from the center of Yusuf al-Azmeh square and covers all the streets and neighborhoods of the city. Damascus Governor Adel al-Olabi stated that the campaign includes strict health measures to deal with the Coronavirus. The governor called upon citizens to commit and act responsibly and not underestimate action to prevent the virus spread. Director of the …

Mar 13 2020

Civilian martyred due to IED explosion planted by terrorists in his car in Damascus

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- A civilian was martyred in IED blast planted by terrorists in his car at intersection of al-Dahadil in Damascus. A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA reporter that an IED planted by terrorists in a civilian’s car went off on Friday , claiming the life of the civilian due to the serious injuries he sustained. Shaza FORUM

Feb 25 2020

Civilian martyred in blast of IED planted by terrorists in car in Damascus

Damascus, SANA – One civilian was martyred and another was injured on Tuesday in the explosion of an IED planted by terrorists in a car near Tishreen stadium in Damascus. SANA’s reporter said that terrorists detonated an IED they had planted on a Hyundai car which was parked in the surrounding of Tishreen Stadium in Damascus, and the explosion led to the martyrdom of one civilian, while another civilian sustained critical injuries and was rushed to al-Mujtahed Hospital for treatment. Baraa Ali / Hazem Sabbagh

Feb 23 2020

Israeli missile attacks to Damascus + Video

Later, an Israeli regime military spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack on Damascus. He claimed the attack was aimed to target some areas belonging to Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Damascus.But on the other side, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement denied rumors of the assassination of Akram al-Ajouri, the deputy of movement in Damascus.Al-Ajouri is one of the influential figures in the Islamic Jihad movement and was targeted by Zionists a few months ago, resulting in the death of his son and bodyguard. The moments of intercepting a missile fired by Israel on Damascus by the Syrian Army Air Defense

Feb 18 2020

Five civilians injured in explosion of IED in car in Bab Musalla, Damascus

Damascus, SANA – Five civilians were injured in the blast of an explosive device in a car in Bab Musalla area in Damascus, with one of the victims sustaining serious injuries. A source at Damascus Police Command told SANA that an explosive device placed by terrorists in a car exploded while the car was passing by the departures bus stop in Bab Musalla area in Damascus, injuring five civilians, one of whom is in critical condition. The victims were rushed to hospitals for treatment. Hazem Sabbagh

Feb 17 2020

Article: Damascus policy towards Syrian Democratic Forces and Arab tribes

From the beginning of crisis in Syria, to prevent the protests to expand and reach the biggest minority of the country, the government tried to collaborate and give space to Kurds of the area and Democratic Union Party (PYD) to prepare the situation for presence of military forces of the party in Kurdish inhabited areas. In the following sense, two months after the protests started in Syria in the middle of 2012, the government signed an agreement with the party and let them to come back to Syria. Near the end of 2012, Syrian government supported People’s Protection Units (YPG) …

Feb 14 2020

Israeli regime attack to Damascus, just in the hour of Haj Qasem Soleimani’s martyrdom + Video

According to reports, Zionist warplanes fired several missiles toward Damascus by flying through the Lebanese sky or from Golan heights. The significant point is that these attacks happened on Friday morning, just in the time of Haj Qasem Soleimani martyrdom! Clearly, this attack is a provocative action by Israel, and has clear and direct messages for Iran. 1. Remember that after the martyrdom of Haj Qasem Soleimani the operations in Idlib continued with more strength, in fact after Haj Qasem’s martyrdom the determination of IRGC Quds forces became more serious in ending the case of Idlib.Keep in mind, even with …

Feb 12 2020

Four drug pushers arrested, 53kg of Hashish seized in Damascus

Damascus, SANA – The Drugs Combating Department, Damascus Branch confiscated 53 kg of Hashish during transporting them from Homs to Damascus and arrested 4 drug pushers, an Interior Ministry source said in a statement Wednesday The source added that four drug pushers were arrested according to information received by Drugs Combating Department, Damascus Branch that there is a drug pusher who has a large amount of Hashish in Homs province which he intended to distribute it in Damascus city. It pointed out that four drug pushers were arrested in Masaken Barzeh neighborhood in Damascus city and 53 kg of Hashish were seized in their possession. H. Zain

Feb 10 2020

IED planted in car explodes in Mazzeh, Damascus

Damascus, SANA – An IED planted in a car went off on Monday afternoon in al-Mazzeh area in Damascus, SANA’s reporter said. More to come…

Feb 10 2020

Snow in Damascus, February 10th – PHOTOS