People of Hasaka Salute the Army in a Massive March

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Hasaka, SANA – Locals of Hasaka city in northeastern Syria took to the streets on Sunday to pledge support to the army and the armed forces whose units are courageously fighting Takfiri terrorism on the Syrian land.

The people, who came forward in large numbers, gathered in the main square at the city’s center, chanting slogans exalting the “heroism and sacrifices” of the soldiers who have fought hard against the terrorists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Hasaka and made gains in several areas in the southern countryside of the province.

Earlier today, the army units, aided by the popular defense groups, established full control over al-Watwatiyeh and al-Alya villages and pulled back ISIS terrorists away from the main electricity converter station, the Juvenile Delinquency Institute, the Agricultural Arboretum, and the martyrs’ cemetery.

Hasaka Governor Mohammad Za’al al-Ali affirmed that the people of Hasaka will remain steadfast and that they stand firmly on the side of the national military institution in its efforts to defeat the terrorist organizations and restore peace and security to all the Syrian areas.

The participants in the demonstration were brimming with jubilation over the army’s new victories and said they sought through this event to send a message of unshakable loyalty to the army and its personnel who are sacrificing their lives to preserve Syria’s territorial integrity and keep its dignity intact.

At the end of the event, hundreds of the participants rallied Hasaka city’s streets in cars, chanting slogans in support of the army.

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Hasaka locals form main support base for Syrian army

Information Minister-Omran al-Zoubi

Damascus, SANA- Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi affirmed on Sunday that the locals of Hasaka form the main support base for the Syrian Army in its battle against ISIS and other terrorist organizations.

During a phone call with the Syrian television, al-Zoubi saluted Hasaka citizens, commending the bravery of the people of Hasaka, their commitment to national belonging and their support for the Army and popular defense groups.

The minister stressed that the Army is fighting in Hasaka, Idleb, al-Qalmoun, Daraa and all the Syrian areas, adding that the military situation on the ground sometimes necessitates that the army withdraws for regrouping or redeployment which he said is usually used by hostile media to disseminate false information about the ongoing events.

Al-Zoubi pointed out that “what happened in Hasaka and what is going on in al-Qalamoun prove beyond doubt that the Syrian Arab Army and popular defense groups all over Syria are highly-qualified”, adding that “the enemies’ attempts to distort facts by their media tools will not affect the Syrians’ morale.”

He said that hostile media has “failed miserably” because its attempts to breathe life into reeling terrorist groups by spreading rumors and lies have been laid bare for all to see.

The minister expressed confidence that Syria will eliminate terrorist organizations, affirming that “Syria will not be a hotbed for terrorism and will not be partitioned,” he said.

He said that national dialogue and reconciliation are the key to preserving Syria.

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