Putin Congratulates President Al-Assad on Lifting ISIS Siege on Deir Ezzor

DAMASCUS, (ST)- President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Tuesday congratulated President Bashar Al-Assad on the great victory achieved by the Syrian Arab army and represented in breaking the siege that has been imposed by ISIS terrorist organization on the people of Deir Ezzor for almost three years.

In a cable, Putin highly evaluated this strategic victory and congratulated President Al-Assad with such an important step toward the liberation of Syria from terrorism, vowing  continuous active support for the Syrian Army in its war on terrorism.

 The Russian president expressed hope that the military operation in Deir Ezzor will continue and the Syrian army will be able to fortify its positions and completely break the siege in the Deir- Ezzor airbase surrounding.

This achievement is an important step towards liberating Syria from the terrorist groups, stressed President Putin, saying "I am confident that through our joint efforts we will achieve victory and restore peace and stability to the Syrian territories."

Hamda Mustafa