BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:55 P.M.) – The Syrian Minister of Defense, General Fahd Jassim Al-Freij, traveled from Damascus to the Deir Ezzor Governorate, Thursday, to inspect the front-lines and congratulate his forces on the lifting of the siege on the provincial capital.
General Freij, a native of Hama, made the long the journey through the recently liberated territories in the Homs, Al-Raqqa, and Deir Ezzor governorates to determine whether or not this pathway to the aforementioned province can be opened to the public.
The MoD was filmed by Syrian State TV on Thursday visiting the 137th Brigade Base in western Deir Ezzor and delivering a speech to the brave soldiers that helped lift the siege on the provincial capital.
Furthermore, General Freijj, promised the soldiers and civilians of Deir Ezzor that the entire province will be soon be liberated from the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIL).
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