Why is the welcome also in English?
And where did the 'militants' who run Idlib City get piles of U.S. dollars from?
July 22, 2018
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrians in the militant-held city of Idlib in Northwestern Syria have thwarted a plot by terrorists to replace the national currency with Turkish or American bank notes, a media outlet reported on Sunday.
The Arabic-language al-Watan daily quoted local sources in Idlib province as disclosing that civilians in Northwestern Syria have started to use 2,000 lira notes with the image of President Bashar al-Assad in their transactions.
It said that the terrorist groups had forbidden using the Syrian notes in Idlib.
The daily went on to say that the Syrian legal currency is used in trades and transactions in spite of the terrorists' demand that the public use the US dollar, adding that terrorists tried hard to replace the Syrian notes with Turkish lira and US dollars but resident in Idlib used the Syrian lira to foil the plot.
The daily further said that relatives and friends of the population living in Idlib province had played a crucial role in circulating Syria's 2,000 lira notes in the militant-held regions in Idlib province.
The Syrian government issued 2,000 lira notes almost a year ago.
[the rest of the report is a repeat of earlier reports, which I've already posted, except I think for this paragraph:]
Al-Mobarak said that the tribal forces participated so far in several battles, including in Southeastern Idlib, and foiled the terrorists' attacks despite the fact that the militants used armored Turkish vehicles and resorted to suicide attacks and bomb-laden vehicles.