The victory of the Syrian people is now a fact that is acknowledged by enemies and friends alike, said Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Armed Forces and Minister of Defense.
Al-Freij was speaking during a field visit to one of the military installations to inspect the soldiers' situation and circumstances, wishing them a happy Eid Al Adha.
The defense minister conveyed the pride of President Bashar al-Assad for the soldiers’ heroic deeds in the war against the vicious conspiracy.
''We are determined to vanquish the tools of the conspiracy through the resolve and bravery of our soldiers,'' he added, indicating that the martyrs' sacrifices have laid the path for the resounding victory close at hand.
Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub, the Chief of the General Staff of the Army and Armed Forces, also visited the injured army personnel at Martyr Youssef al-Azmah Hospital in Damascus on the occasion on Eid Al Adha, wishing them a speedy recovery.
The injured personnel expressed readiness to offer whatever it takes to preserve the dignity of the homeland.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer