Syrian pro-govt members hold a position in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, Syria. File photo/ AFP
Attacks by Daesh fighters deep in the Syrian Desert killed 27 Damascus troops and allied fighters over the past 48 hours, a monitoring group said on Saturday.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the dead included four senior Syrian army officers.
The Amaq propaganda arm of Daesh, which lost the last vestige of its “caliphate” to Kurdish-led forces in eastern Syria last month but retains desert and mountain hideouts in both Syria and Iraq, said its fighters carried out the operation.
In the year since I last visited Syria, Damascenes have lived without the metallic report of mortars fired by insurgents landing in the city and its suburbs, the whistle of responding artillery shells and thud of bombs dropped on Eastern Ghouta.
A friend recently remarked that the outpouring of grief and empathy from world leaders, peoples, and media over the destruction by fire of the roof of the 12th-13th century Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has greatly exceeded the outcry over the destruction by war and Daesh of more or equally historically,
The 1991 and 2003 US wars on Iraq launched massive pillaging of the Eastern Arab World’s rich cultural heritage because that country could no longer effectively police its 10,000 archaeological sites, benefitting foreign and local looters.
Dubai-based global developer Emaar will jointly implement with Beijing Daxing International Airport a Dhs40.5 billion (US$11 billion) project including the five square kilometre land area of the 50 sq. km airport.
No matter how tedious it is when teenagers are in that transformational stage, their elders and particularly their parents, should not give up on them.
The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has launched ‘Sharjah Fun Fair’, month-long fun, exciting recreational, cultural, and educational activities at the Expo Centre Sharjah. Held alongside the Sharjah Summer Festival 2019 celebrations, the ongoing activities will run till Aug.17, forming part of the SCTDA’s efforts to develop the emirate’s tourism and other key sectors.
With summer in full swing, Emirates Post is reminding customers that it offers a range of services for those planning vacations so they can enjoy a hassle-free holiday. Customers can obtain an international driving licence and make payments for their US visa fees and for select airline tickets at their nearest branch.