Martyr Journalist Yara Abbas Laid to Rest
HOMS, (SANA)- Final tribute was paid to martyr journalist Yara Abbas, the reporter of al-Ikhbariya TV channel, who was assassinated Monday by the gunfire of the armed terrorist groups while covering the Armed Forces’ operations near al-Daba’a airport in al-Qseir in Homs countryside.
Abbas was escorted from al-Zaeem Hospital in Homs to her final resting place in Nisaf village in Masyaf area in Hama amid wide official, civil and popular participation.
Abbas was received with flowers and rice by the residents of the villages in Masyaf area who chanted slogans stressing support for Syria, the Syrian Army and the martyrs.
The speeches delivered at the funeral ceremony stressed that martyr Abbas and all martyrs of Syria will remain “in the mind and hearts” of all the Syrians.
The speakers hailed the courage and professionality of martyr Abbas which she showed by insisting on conveying the truth from the battleground alongside the Syrian Army members.
They affirmed that the “hateful terrorism” which hit Syria will be defeated thanks to the Syrian people’s will and the strength of the Syrian Army.
Afterwards, funeral prayers were performed for the repose of the martyr’s soul and the music of the “Farewell” and the “Martyr” was played.
The funeral ceremony was attended by the governors of Homs and Tartous provinces, secretaries of Tartous and Hama branches of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party, Commander of the Central Region and Christian and Islamic and cultural, social and civil figures in Homs and Hama.
Information Minister Receives Condolences Cables from Russia and Yemen
Meanwhile, the Information Ministry continued receiving cables of condolences over the martyrdom of journalist Abbas.
Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi received a condolences cable from Russia’s Ambassador in Damascus Azmatullah Kulmohammadov in which the ambassador strongly condemned what he described “a heinous crime”.
The cable considered this crime and all the terrorist acts targeting the Syrian citizens as “lying outside the framework of human morals that are unjustifiable,” expressing the Russian Embassy’s condolences to the family of martyr Abbas.
Minister al-Zoubi also received a condolences cable from the Charge d’Affaires at the Yemeni Embassy in Damascus, Mohammad Faraj al-Shuhoubi, who expressed his condolences over “the continued attack against the journalists and patriotic Syrians.”
Al-Shuhoubi expressed the Embassy’s condolences to the family of martyr Abbas.