President Bashar al-Assad has revealed that the Syrian government’s decision free Aleppo from the grip of terrorists was always part of a larger plan to liberate every inch of Syria.
In an interview with the Syrian newspaper, as published by SANA, President Assad pointed out that the developments in the military’s successes against terrorism last year were essential to recent victories.
The liberation of Aleppo from terrorists means that no cards would remain in the hands of the terrorists or in the hands of the states supporting them, the president said.
Assad asserted that the Syrian army’s victory in Damascus or Aleppo would reflect a significant political and military achievement, as both cities are crucial for the political and economic status.
Responding to a question about Syria’s relationship with Russia, Assad noted that Damascus had called for plans – before and after the crisis – to bolster cooperation through a number of measures, including an increase in Russian investments in Syria.
He added that “the war on terrorism is not fought only for Syria. It is a war for Russia, for Europe, the region, and the whole world.”
President Assad also expressed the hope that rational voices in Turkey would be able to convince their President to backtrack on his recklessness and foolishness over the Syrian subject.
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