National Activities in Syrian Provinces Marking Independence Day
PROVINCES, (SANA) – On occasion of the 66th anniversary of Independence Day and the evacuation of French Colonialism from Syria, a memorial monument dedicated to leader of the Greater Syrian Revolution, freedom fighter Sultan Basha al-Atrash, was unveiled in the town of al-Kuraya in Sweida.
Participants in the unveiling ceremony affirmed adherence to national unity and independent national decision, voicing rejection off all forms of foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs and stressing support to reforms led by President Bashar al-Assad.
The participants held Syrian flags and banners bearing national slogans saluting independence and supporting the Syrian Arab Army, affirming that Syrians stand united in the face of conspiracies targeting Syria and its dignity.
Sculptor Maaruf Shkeir, who worked on the monument, said that the monument is a basalt sculpture depicting Sultan Basha al-Atrash, weighing between 2 and 3 tons, and is 3 meters high and 75 centimeters wide.
A speech was delivered by Salim al-Hadi on behalf of the descendants of the freedom fighters of the Greater Syrian Revolution, stressing the need to preserve the legacy of the heroes of independence who, through their faith and adherence to national unity, prevailed in the face of aggression and colonialism.
Participants in the event lauded the heroic battles waged by freedom fighters against French colonialism, affirming that the creed of these freedom fighters managed to foil all the colonial plots aiming to divide Syria and pillage its resources.
They said that they came from across Syria to affirm the unity of the Syrian people and their adherence to security, safety and stability and stress that the plot against Syria which is funded by oil sheikhs was foiled by the resilience of the Syrians.
Popular Delegations Visit Tomb of Leader of Maysaloun Battle Yusuf al-Azmeh
Meanwhile, popular delegations visited the tomb of the hero Yusuf al-Azmeh in Maysaloun, who courageously faced the French at the battle of Maysaloun in July 1920, with the participants stressing that the sacrifices of the martyred hero in defense of Syria’s freedom and independence have taught the generations the concept of resistance against the colonialists.
Citizens Recall Sacrifices of Freedom Fighter Izz Eddin al-Qassam at His Tomb
Recalling the sacrifices of the freedom fighter Izz Eddin al-Qassam, the citizens in the city of Jableh in the coastal province of Lattakia, together with delegations from Syrian and Arab tribes, commemorated the anniversary of the 66th Independence Day by visiting the tomb of martyr al-Qassam, the city’s son who struggled against the French and British forces.
People of Occupied Golan Commemorate Independence Day
In the meantime, the citizens in the villages of Masada and Majdal Shams in the occupied Syrian Golan organized national activities marking the Independence Day.
The participants stressed adherence to the homeland Syria and rejection of all forms of occupation and its practices.
The activities included artistic shows at the national museum in Majdal Shams portraying the heroism of the Syrian freedom fighters against the French occupation and the continuous struggle to expel the Zionists from the Golan Heights.
People of Masada lit candles on the village’s main road in commemoration of Syria’s martyrs, civilian and military, who were targeted by the armed terrorist groups in the latest events in the country.
The citizens stressed adherence to the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad, hailing the sublime meanings of the Evacuation Day and expressing confidence in achieving the ‘Great Evacuation Day’ by which the Golan will have been fully liberated.
H. Sabbagh / H. Said