Defense Minister: Armed Forces Always Ready to Shoulder Responsibility in Restoring Safety

Defense Minister Major Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub said that Idleb will return to the Syrian state one way or another writes SANA.

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Armed Forces, Defense Minister Major Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub said that the armed forces are always ready to shoulder responsibility in restoring safety and security across Syria.

Ayoub’s remarks came during the People Assembly’s 15th session of the 8th ordinary round, chaired by Speaker Hamoudeh Sabbagh on Thursday.

Ayoub reiterated that the Syrian state will deal with the remaining areas which the US is still betting on, either by local reconciliations or by military operations.

Ayoub clarified that Idleb province is a Syrian territory and it will return to the Syrian state, stressing that Syria considers the US and British presence on its territory illegal and a violation of the sovereignty of an independent country and a UN member.

He pointed out that Washington has been losing its cards in Syria after most areas in Homs, Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor, eastern Ghouta, Darra and Quneitra, had been liberated from terrorism and returned to Syria’s sovereignty.

The Defense Minister saluted the martyrs who sacrificed their souls for the homeland, and wished a speedy recovery for the wounded.


This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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