Defense Minister visits army units in Hasaka

Damascus, SANA-Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, Commander-in-Chief of the army and armed forces, Defense Minister, Major General Fahd Jasem al-Freij visited on Wednesday the army units in Hasaka.

Accompanied by a number of the army senior officers, al-Freij, also deputy Commander-in-chief of the army, met the soldiers working in Hasaka and appreciated their courage and heroism showed while fighting terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), eliminating them and rescuing the city from their evil.

Gen. Freij was briefed by field commanders on the military operations, hailing unity between Hasaka people and the army soldiers who stand as one rank in defense of the Homeland.

“The army’s victories and achievements against terrorism are real embodiment of our people’s choice in resistance and struggle,” Gen. Freij added.

For their part, the army soldiers affirmed their determination to continue their national duty, in cooperation with the Syrian people, to defeat terrorism and foil projects of its supporters.

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