Chief of General Staff inspects army positions in Hama’s northern countryside

Hama, SANA – Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, Chief of the General Staff of the Army and Armed Forces Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayoub, accompanied by a number of General Command officers, conducted a tour on Saturday during which he inspected a number of army sites and positions in Hama province’s northern countryside.

Ayoub was briefed in detail by field commanders on the nature of the operations carried out by the Army and Armed Forces units in terms of repelling the attacks carried out Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations affiliated to it, and he reviewed the plans for operations and the measures taken by army units to defend civilian areas.

The Chief of General Staff also met field commanders and soldiers at their posts and observed part of the combat operations being carried out.

Ayoub provided the soldiers with instructions, stressing the need for them to maintain the highest degree of readiness, lauding the efforts of the commanders and the soldiers in repelling terrorists.

“The battle against terrorism is continuing relentlessly. Today we are more determined and resolved to crush the terrorist organizations that commit massacres against innocent civilians to serve their agendas of their sponsors and operators,” he said.

Hazem Sabbagh

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