May 29th , important milestone in struggle of Syrians against French colonization

Damascus, SANA_ The Internal Security Forces Day is marked on May 29 of each year in commemoration of the martyrs of the Parliament garrison who martyred at the hands of the French occupation on May 29th, 1945.

Syrians on Friday marked the 75th anniversary of the Internal Security Forces Day which is a venerable day and one of the pages of honor and pride in the history of Syria.

It is devoted to glorify the values of martyrdom and the sublime meanings of sacrifice which were represented by the refusal of Parliament garrison to obey the orders of the French colonialists to salute the French occupation flag.

The 30 guards of the parliament refused to surrender and tried to stop the advance of the French forces.

At that time, they faced a military machine that greatly outnumbered them yet continued fighting until they ran out of ammunition, after which the French colonial forces bombed the parliament in accordance with a premeditated plan and stormed it after setting fire to it and destroying parts of it and killed 28 of the guards.

The ugliness of the brutal and heinous crimes committed by the French occupation were narrated by the two living martyrs who were injured and the French occupation thought that they were among the dead, as the occupation soldiers tore the bodies of the martyrs with machetes and bayonets and savagely abused their bodies.

The occasion commemorates a day, which with its bloody events, was an important milestone of Syria’s struggle against French colonialism   in defending the Syrian people’s dignity and unity and provided examples in rejecting all forms of occupation.

The aggression of the 29th of May in 1945 was not limited to the massacre of Parliament, but rather it included the city of Damascus before it extended to the rest of the Syrian cities and towns according to a fixed plan.

However, the vicious criminal aggression of the French colonizer against the Parliament’s guards and the accompanying bombing and destruction of cities foiled the French colonial forces’ plan to subjugate the Syrian steadfast people and undermine their national will, but rather increased their insistence on struggle and resistance.

The march of struggle is still going on.   Syria, that has experienced colonialism through its history and forced it to leave, will never compromise on its unity. It defeated terrorism thanks to the Syrian Arab Army and internal security forces’ sacrifices. Syria will remain as it was always a fortress of pride and victory.

The Internal Security Forces Day will ever remain one of the most glorious stations of the Syrian Arab people’s struggle in combating the aggression, a symbol of the values of martyrdom and sacrifice and an incentive to defeat terrorism and its tools on the entire Syrian soil.

Gh.A.Hassoun

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