The Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Armed Forces, caretaker Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij carried out Sunday a field tour of the recently-retaken town of Mleiha in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus Countryside.
The Syrian Arab Army assumed control of Mleiha, which is located southeast of the capital, last Thursday following months of intense operations against the terrorist organizations that had overrun it, flushing them out from their dens and pushing them farther away from the capital.
Accompanied by a number of General Command officers, Freij inspected the army units which restored security and stability to the town and checked on the soldiers there.
Freij was briefed by field commanders on the nature of the military operations which the Armed Forces carried out in Mleiha and the surrounding farms that led to the victory there.
He applauded the combat capability and morale of the Armed Forces personnel, saying “they are performing their sacred duty of defending the homeland and citizens.”
He also said the retaking of Mleiha “is a key step towards eliminating the remaining pockets of terrorists in Eastern Ghouta.”
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer