Alwaght- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu have held discussion on ongoing anti-terrorist operations in the Arab country.
During the meeting in Damascus on Tuesday, Shoigu submitted a letter from Russian President Vladimir Putin to Assad, “congratulating him on lifting the siege” imposed by ISIS on Deir-ez-Zor, the Syrian news agency SANA reported.
Talks during the meeting centered on plans for continuing combat operations and cooperation between the Syrian Arab Army and Russian forces in order to proceed towards totally liberating Deir Ez-Zor city from terrorism.
The two sides also affirmed the two friendly countries’ determination to continue and bolster counter-terrorism efforts in all Syrian areas until terrorism is defeated completely, because the war against terrorism will decide the fate of not only Syria, but the entire region, and its results will map out the future of its peoples.
Last week, Syrian government forces, backed up by Russia airstrikes, reached Deir-ez-Zor on the Euphrates River, breaking a three-year terrorist siege on the city and a nearby air base.
Syrian soldiers are now preparing for a fresh offensive to cleanse Deir-ez-Zor of Takfiri ISIS terrorists. Reports said Monday that huge military reinforcements, including equipment, vehicles and troops, had been deployed to the city ahead of the new army push.