DAMASCUS, (SANA) – The delegation of the Syrian communities in France and Belgium on Sunday visited the site of the terrorist attack which hit the zone linking Baghdad Street and al-Qasaa Quarter last month.
The participants chanted the Syrian national anthem, after which they observed a minute of silence and lit candles in honor of the army and civilian martyrs.
They condemned the conspiracy hatched against Syria, hailing the sacrifices of Syrian Army in defending the homeland's stability and confronting the armed terrorist groups.
In a statement to SANA, expatriate Nasrallah Nassrallah, who has been in France for more than 24 years, said "this visit is a personal initiative to express love to Syria and stress rejection of the conspiracy," describing the terrorist attack at al-Qasaa neighborhood as "immoral" as it aims to undermine the Syrian people's strength and steadfastness.
Another delegation member Dayana Jadaan said that they are here today to express solidarity to the homeland and stand by its people in the face of all challenges.
She stressed support the reform process led by President Bashar al-Assad, expressing confidence that Syria will overcome the conspiracy.
For his part, Omran al-Khateeb who, has lived in France form 20 years, said the visit aimed at revealing the misleading and instigative role of some media.
He said that the Western countries seek to spread chaos and destruction in Syria in the name of freedom, democracy and human rights while such concepts are absent in such countries as veiled women are prevented from entering public hospitals or schools in France and nobody is allowed to criticize the Israeli daily violations against the Palestinian people.
The delegation includes 80 people of Syrian descent who live in France and Belgium, in addition to French citizens of Arab origins.
The delegation of the Syrian communities in France and Belgium also visited Tishreen Military Hospital in Damascus to show solidarity with the wounded soldiers of the Army who were targeted by the armed terrorist groups while they were performing their sacred duty in protecting the citizens.
Members of the delegation assured the health of the wounded, underlining support to the comprehensive reform program led by President Bashar al-Assad.
They presented symbolic gifts to the injured soldiers in honor of their sacrifices.
The participants in the delegation also visited the monument of the Unknown Soldier in Qasioun Mount in Damascus.
They stood a minute of silence, recited verses of the holy Quran for the souls of civilians and Army soldiers who were targeted by the armed terrorist groups, chanted the Syrian national anthem and put a wreath on the monument.
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