Strategic victory

 Lifting the ISIS siege of Deir Ezzor city is a great victory as it puts an end to dark days imposed by ISIS terrorists on the city for three years. This achievement is a turning point in eliminating terrorism as it brings us closer to the moment of the final victory. Breaking the siege on Deir Ezzor city is a strategic shift in the war on terrorism and it confirms the ability of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies and their determination to defeat the terrorist project completely in Syria.

After a series of successful operations, units of our armed forces, in cooperation with the supporting and allied forces and backed by the Syrian and Russian air forces, have completed the second phase of their operations deep in the Syrian Badia (desert) and they managed through qualitative operations and heroic actions to break the siege on our people who were besieged for more than three years in Deir Ezzor.

The siege-breaking operation came after the forces advancing from the direction of Raqqa/Deir Ezzor met with the forces that have stood firmly in Deir Ezzor, protected the residents there, achieved heroics and set a model to be followed in sacrifice and steadfastness that led to this great victory. Hundreds of ISIS terrorists were killed or injured during the operation, in addition to the destruction of many of their sites, fortifications and hundreds of vehicles. The victory constitutes a turning point in the war on terrorism and affirms the ability of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies to defeat the terrorist project in Syria and foil the fragmentation plans of its sponsors and supporters.

This achievement is also an important point for the expansion of military operations in the region and its surroundings to eliminate the remaining hotbeds of ISIS terrorist organization, whose military structure has been destroyed and which has collapsed rapidly under the strikes of the Syrian Army. This achievement is also a vital artery for delivering supplies to the city and the forces defending it.

The victory highlights the resilience of the people and steadfastness of the valiant armed forces in Deir Ezzor. The Syrian Arab Army will remain the shield of the homeland and its invulnerable fortress. Deir Ezzor victory reflects determination of Syrian Arab army to continue the war on terrorism until eliminating it and the restoration of security and stability to the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. The lifting of this siege provides helpful conditions to the achievement of another necessary goal, which is the total liberation of the Deir Ezzor city from the terrorists.

The great victory will increase determination to defeat the terrorists until security and stability are restored to the entirety of Syria. The situation in Syria is developing with the Syrian Army’s achieving victories in its war against terrorism. Terrorism is a complicated global matter and the main problem is that some sides continue to provide aid to the extremist terrorist organizations.

The situation in Syria has been radically changing in favor of the Syrian Army with more areas being liberated from terrorism. Current talks in Geneva and Astana will lead to a political solution to crisis in Syria after victories being realized by the Syrian Arab army with the support of Russia, Iran and resistance forces in the region. The end of crisis in Syria is near after lifting the siege of Der Ezzor.

The victory in Der Ezzor is a slap to the international and regional forces, mainly the US, Zionist Entity, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and their tools in the region that bet on the project of fragmenting Syria. The lifting of siege of Deir Ezzor city is an overwhelming defeat for the Zionist terrorist plot in the region. The victory affirms that Syria will remain the land of dignity and Arabism.

The lifting of the ISIS siege of Deir Ezzor is a historic victory over the forces of evil and Zionist and Wahhabi terrorism. The achievement comes with the series of victories being realized by the Syrian Arab army against terrorism.

The reopening of the Deir Ezzor road is a strategic disaster for ISIS, which is now at its weakest since 2014 and seems unable to break out of an accelerating spiral of defeats.

Syria will ever remain united as all the schemes against it began to be exposed. The huge achievements realized by the Syrian army earlier in Aleppo and  in Deir Ezzor are turning points on the long way for defeating terrorism and fulfilling the aspirations of the Syrian people and Syria’s friends in the region and the world.