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Syria: Assad calls Erdogan a 'thief' during rare visit to Idlib province03:12

Syria: Assad calls Erdogan a 'thief' during rare visit to Idlib province

Syrian Arab Republic, Al-Hobeit
October 22, 2019 at 16:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare appearance at the north-western frontline in Idlib governorate as he visited SAA troops in the town of al-Hobeit on Tuesday.

Footage shows soldiers surrounding Assad as he addressed them saying "The truth is, if there was no will, there wouldn't have been any victories. This will is the will of the people, it is the power that lead to these victories and the Armed forces brought about these victories in the best way possible."

Assad added saying "At this moment we are not in a position to put the blame on others, we are now in the midst of a battle and the right path is only to mobilise our efforts to decrease the damage caused by the invasion and to expel the invader sooner or later."

Turkey's military offensive, dubbed ‘Operation Peace Spring’ began on October 9, days after the White House announced a withdrawal of US troops from the area. Ankara says the aim of the offensive is to establish a 'safe zone' in north eastern Syria.

Mandatory Credit: Syrian Presidency

Syria: Assad calls Erdogan a 'thief' during rare visit to Idlib province03:12
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare appearance at the north-western frontline in Idlib governorate as he visited SAA troops in the town of al-Hobeit on Tuesday.

Footage shows soldiers surrounding Assad as he addressed them saying "The truth is, if there was no will, there wouldn't have been any victories. This will is the will of the people, it is the power that lead to these victories and the Armed forces brought about these victories in the best way possible."

Assad added saying "At this moment we are not in a position to put the blame on others, we are now in the midst of a battle and the right path is only to mobilise our efforts to decrease the damage caused by the invasion and to expel the invader sooner or later."

Turkey's military offensive, dubbed ‘Operation Peace Spring’ began on October 9, days after the White House announced a withdrawal of US troops from the area. Ankara says the aim of the offensive is to establish a 'safe zone' in north eastern Syria.

Mandatory Credit: Syrian Presidency

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