H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad hailed today the purging of Aleppo from Al-Qaeda affiliated foreign-backed terrorists as a 'new beginning for a history' written by every Syrian citizen and since the start of the terrorism war against Syria since 6 years.
In a brief word, aired by SANA and social media outlets, His Excellency the President pointed out that Aleppo is now changing time to history, highly lauding the heroic role of the Syrian Army, honest Syrians, brothers and friendly allied anti-terrorism forces.
The steadfastness of Aleppo citizens and the sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army and of every honest Syrian and anti-terrorism force have contributed to the liberation of Aleppo, which would but change the Syrian, regional and international conditions.
The Liberation of Aleppo, the commercial capital of Syria, purging it from terrorists has been largely welcomed by anti-terrorism forces and allies, particularly in Iran, Russia, China and Lebanon.
H.E. President Assad, in his interview with the Russian RTP TV, December 14, 2016, outlined that the then so-called eastern part of Aleppo is occupied by the terrorists for the last three years, and they have been using the civilians as human shields. From our side, from our part as government, we have two missions: the first one is to fight those terrorists to liberate that area and the civilians from those terrorists, and at the same time to try to find a solution to evacuate that area from those terrorists if they accept, let’s say, what you call it reconciliation option, in which they either give up their armaments for amnesty, or they leave that area.
" The other thing we did as government is to open gates for the civilians to leave that area, and at the same time for the humanitarian convoys and help to go through those gates inside that part of Aleppo, but the terrorists publicly refused any solution, so they wanted to keep the situation as it is" added President Assad yesterday.
The first batch of buses carrying 951 foreign-backed terrorists and their families and scores ambulances left via al-Ramouseh crossing to Aleppo southwestern countryside under the supervision of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim