Thousands of Syrians took part in a marathon in Damascus on Sunday to celebrate Independence Day which is also known as Evacuation or Clearance Day.

The national holiday commemorates the evacuation of French colonial forces from Syria on April 17, 1946 despite Syria proclaiming its independence in 1941.

The holiday is known as Jalaa Day and Damascus resident explained to NPR that “no matter who rules it (Syria), from before the Greeks and Romans or Ottomans or the French, everyone eventually clears out, hence, Clearance Day!”

The holiday coincides as Syrian government forces battle Western and Gulf backed terrorist forces in what can be described as the Syrian army resisting neo-Colonial forces.

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Enkidu Gilgamesh
Enkidu Gilgamesh
2016-04-18 06:17

Misery of #Syria #Yemen #Iraq comes from failing #Meteorology #science!
https://t.co/iAH1UJlqf9
#fracking #farming #SRM

Bond007
Bond007
2016-04-18 07:59


Iz kolumne se lepo vidi, kdo vrača normalnost v Sirijo…
Ne ISIS klavci, ne “zmerni teroristi”, ampak Asad!
????

Bleipriester
Bleipriester
2016-04-18 09:42

Thanks for the report, AMN!

Reza Nejad
Reza Nejad
2016-04-18 11:45

Ma Ma Mia. I want those

shah
shah
2016-04-18 12:31

The pictures above sums it all.Syria is a very secular progressive society destroyed by the West

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-18 13:44
Reply to  shah

Not so simple. And classic mid-east whining about all the s**t comes from the west… Stoneage minded bearded assholes are coming from where? There are localsn there are some coming from the north, others come from the south and some others come from the east. I’m “from the west” and I can tell you I strongly support “secular progressive society” vs. stupidity from the middle-age which even tell you how to wash yourself, what hand to use to p**s, how you have to dress and to kill everybody who doesn’t agree with your retarded brainless society or even only criticize… Read more »

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-04-18 13:48

And there are idiots who want to cover such nice girls with niqabs… Pfff… Bunch of fucktards…

Halee
Halee
2016-04-19 17:15
Reply to  daeshit sucks

Didn’t know Syrian girls were created for your personal enjoyment but proceed…..