OREANDA-NEWS. Syria will continue to liberate the governorates of Aleppo and Idlib, despite external pressure. This was stated by President Bashar al-Assad in his appeal about the successful offensive in the north of the country.

“The battle for the liberation of the governorates of Aleppo and Idlib continues,” al-Assad said. He added that the fight against terrorism will not stop, despite external pressure and “shouts that come from the northern borders of Syria.” “We are fully aware that this liberation does not mean the end of the war or the destruction of terrorism,” the President said, noting that the success in Aleppo and Idlib is “a prelude to the complete defeat of extremists, which will come sooner or later.”

Al-Assad paid tribute to the heroism of the residents of Aleppo, who “did not capitulate, being in a severe blockade without the necessary products, without water and electricity.” “Tens of thousands of citizens died and were injured as a result of the barbaric shelling,” he said.