Syria welcomes Iraqi government’s announcement of beginning operations to liberate Mosul from ISIS

Damascus, SANA – Syria affirmed that it welcomes the Iraqi government’s announcement of beginning the operations to liberate Mosul from ISIS, and that victory against ISIS in Iraq is a victory over ISIS in Syria.

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement to SANA on Monday that Syria welcomes this announcement and declares its strong support for the Iraqi government and army and the forces supporting it, including the Popular Mobilization Forces.

The source said that the decision to liberate Mosul from ISIS is an important step and a turning point in the war on terrorism, and that this step must receive full support from all the countries of the region and the world.

“Syria affirms that victory over ISIS in Iraq is a victory over ISIS in Syria, because the battle against ISIS and other terrorist groups is a battle against terrorism and those who support, arm, and fund it,” the source said, adding that Syria warns against the dangerous and aggressive statement and positions of the Turkish regimes against the people of Iraq and against the decision to liberate Mosul, which can only be considered as another attempt by the Turkish regime to use deception regarding the battle to end terrorism and the unjustified occupation of Syrian and Iraqi territories.

The source concluded by saying that all those who refrain from supporting the people and leaderships of Syria and Iraq in fighting terrorism under any pretext, and those who obstruct the two states’ efforts to uproot terrorism, are in fact supporting terrorism and standing against the resolutions of the UN and international legitimacy on terrorism.

Hazem Sabbagh

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