Damascus, SANA-President Bashar al-Assad received a phone call from the Russian President Vladimir Putin who congratulated him on recapturing Palmyra city from terrorists.
President al-Assad affirmed that the Syrian army’s determination, coupled with the effective support of the Russian air force, have yielded this great achievement for Syria and humanity.
“Palmyra had been reduced to ruins several times throughout history…As it was previously restored, so it will be restored again so as to remain a cultural heritage and treasure for the entire world,” President al-Assad added.
President Putin, for his part, affirmed that the Russian army will continue to support Syria against terrorism.
The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces announced in a statement earlier in the day that security and stability were restored to the ancient city of Palmyra following a series of “precise and effective” military operations that were carried out by the army units with the help of the popular defense groups, being backed by the Syrian and Russian Air Forces.