Chinese Ambassador in Syria, Qi Qianjin, declared that the government of the Asian country and Damascus signed agreements in 2017 to provide humanitarian aid to this State worth more than 40 million dollars, medical sources spread today. Continue reading
More than 100 fighters aligned with Syrian President Bashar al Assad were killed in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province after U.S.-led coalition and coalition-backed local forces thwarted an allegedly large attack late Wednesday and early Thursday, a U.S. official told Reuters.
Syrian government and opposition peace negotiations have entered their second and final day in the Russian resort city of Sochi. Participants in the talks aim to reach a peaceful settlement to the deadly conflict which has gripped the Arab state for almost seven years.
A delegation of the Cuban embassy in Syria, led by business manager Pablo Ginarte, visited the Yussef Azmeh military hospital in the Mezzeh neighborhood of Damascus, Syria on Thursday.
Hospital director Brigadier General Ghassan Haddad said that despite Western sanctions, military hospitals in Syria remain operational. He explained that numerous injured people were treated at the hospital between 2013 and 2015, adding that seven cases of military personnel injured by chemical attacks and toxic gases perpetrated by terrorist groups around Damascus were also treated.
“For Syrians, it is World War III,” said Haddad, who spent four years receiving medical training at Charing Cross Hospital in London. He also lamented how depressed he felt when he saw several young men whose bones were destroyed by bombs and bullets from heavy weaponry.
One of those wounded by a bomb, 20-year-old Ali Ibrahim, recalled that he and seven other soldiers attempted to defuse a bomb in a Damascus building during heavy fighting. However, the bomb “blew up and one of us was killed and all the others wounded.”