Mar 29, 2016, 12:56 PM
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Defense minister congratulates Syria's recent victories

Tehran, March 29, IRNA – Defense Minster Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan congratulated the Syrian people and government on recent victories gained by the army in that country.

Dehqan extended felicitation during a telephone conversation with his Syrian counterpart Fahd Jassem al-Freij.

Dehqan described the Sunday liberation of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra (Tadmur) from the terrorists as the Syrian army's special victory.

The Iranian minister further underlined importance of continuation of military operations in order to uproot terrorism in the region and liberate the remaining areas in Syria from occupation of the terrorist groups.

For his part, al-Freij appreciated Iran's support for Syria.

Undoubtedly, he said, the aid extended by Syria's friends including Iran played a leading role in achieving that liberation.

Liberation of Tadmur was an effective step towards final victory, he stressed.