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Syrian defense minister visits army units in southern region

Tehran, Upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Minister of Defense Major General Ali Abdallah Ayoub paid a field visit to a number of army formations in the southern region.

General Ayoub, also deputy commander-in-Chief of the army, met the soldiers at their sites and congratulated them on the coming of Eid al-Adha. He conveyed President al-Assad's compliments and amity to the soldiers and his wishes of success and victory to them, SANA reported.

The major general also met commanders of the army formations who briefed him on a detailed explanation about the progress of combatant operations. He appreciated the accuracy and speed showed by the army forces in implementing the combatant operations and the successes achieved in defeating the terrorist groups and returning security and peace to the southern region.

At the end of the tour, the defense minister inspected the track of combatant acts carried on by the soldiers in hunting the remnants of Daesh organization in the eastern countryside of Sweida, hailing the soldiers' high morale and readiness in carrying out their national duties.

General Ayoub also visited the wounded soldiers at the military hospitals, congratulating them on Eid al-Adha and hoping them quick recovery.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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