Damascus, President Bashar al-Assad, the Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Armed Forces, stressed that the Syrian Arab Army has not spared anything to defend the homeland as it showed the highest meanings of bravery and sacrifice in combating terrorism and thwarting aggression.
In a speech published in Jaish al-Shaab Magazine, President al-Assad addressed the armed forces on occasion of the 74th anniversary for establishing the Syrian Arab Army, congratulating the army and armed forces personnel.
You have shown love and appreciation to our steadfast people, who have exchanged the same feelings to you appreciating your sacrifice because you are victory and glory makers and protectors of the homeland and sovereignty, The President said.
Throughout eight years of the war imposed on Syria, you have defended the homeland bravely and thwarted aggressions the battlegrounds are witnesses of your heroism and that is because you believe in God, the homeland and in a just cause, he continued to say.
The President also congratulated the Syrian people for having this brave army, which has defended the homeland from the enemies' greed.
President al-Assad concluded by expressing the absolute confidence in the Syrian Arab Army being the faithful guard of the homeland's present and future, wishing merci and eternity for souls of the martyrs, quick recovery for the injured and victory to the homeland.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency