Syria congratulates Iraq on liberating al-Ramadi city

Damascus, SANA – Syria congratulated the Iraqi people, government, and army on the achievement of liberating al-Ramadi.

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the Syrian government is proud of the liberation of al-Ramadi which was achieved by the Iraqi Army, the Popular Mobilization Forces, and all the forces that helped in vanquishing ISIS gangs and in restoring control over a vital part of Iraq.

The source said that the victories achieved by the Iraqi people are victories for the Syrian people, as the two countries are in one trench in the war waged by the Syrian and Iraq armies against terrorism represented by ISIS and other terrorist organization.

The source said the war on terrorism requires obligating neighboring countries, particularly Turkey and Saudi Arabia, to fight terrorism, refrain from providing any support, funding, or harboring terrorist organization, and adhering to the Security Council’s counter-terrorism resolution.

The statement concluded by voicing hope that 2016 will be the year when ISIS and terrorism are defeated in Syria and Iraq and when security and stability are restored to them and to the rest of the region and the world.

Hazem Sabbagh

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