Damascus, SANA – Under the patronage of President Bashar al-Assad, Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Armed Forces, a new batch of the Military Academy students was graduated on Saturday.
At the beginning of the ceremony, the participants observed a moment of silence in honor of Syria’s martyrs after which the Syrian national anthem was played.
Representative of the celebration’s sponsor, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Defense Minister, Lt. Gen. Ali Abdallah Ayoub. delivered a speech in which he conveyed President al-Assad’s congratulations to the students, wishing them success in performing their duties and missions.
Lt. Gen. Ayoub called upon the students to shoulder their responsibilities in defending the homeland and confronting the heinous war waged against it, stressing that Syria will triumph over the crisis and the challenges and that the Syrian Armed Forces will protect the security of the homeland and the citizens, expressing their readiness to liberate every inch of the Syrian lands.