'Guardian of the Homeland, today you are pursuing the process of sacrifice and giving, which you have started for more than four years as the impregnable fortress protecting the borders of Syria and preserving its pride and dignity,' said H.E. President Bashar Al-Assad.
In a word to the Syrian Arab Army on its 70th Foundation Day Anniversary, the General Commander of the Army and Armed Forces, Lieutenant General, Bashar Al-Assad added that the 'challenges imposed by the terrorist aggression against Syria were immense; the Syria Army, however, has been and is still up to the challenge: ever present powerfully in every encounter with the enemy, providing the best example for heroism, sacrifices and consequent lessons in bravery, belonging and loyalty to the Homeland,'
'We have had in scores of your battles in many places living examples of your great steadfastness and your honourable work and resistant unbreakable and invincible will, which everyday gets more solid and powerful as to increase your presence, activity and to continue encountering the machine of terrorism and killing and foil the sinister schemes of aggression,' underscored President Al-Assad in a written word to the Syrian Soldier Magazine 'al-Joundi Al-Arabi'.
'Because you have represented the leading example in defending Syria, protecting the dignity of the proud Syrians, the Syrians rallied around you and stood united by you repelling the aggression,' outlined H.E. President Al-Assad.
DAMASCUS, Terrorism recognizes no borders , and the spread of terrorism cannot be eliminated by a war nor by warplanes. Outlined H. E. President Bashar Al-Assad.
Terrorism is a sick thinking, deformed belief as well as an odd practice and should be eliminated from its roots, added H.E. President Al-Assad, blasting the Western approach in handling terrorism once it strikes at the West and as 'revolution', 'freedom' and 'human rights' once terrorism "strikes at us".
"The West tackling of terrorism is hypocrite with double standards," added President Al-Assad in a landmark speech, aired live on Syrian Satellite TV.
President Al-Assad outlined that what the West has been doing caused terrorism to proliferate and not to be eliminated, asserting that terrorism is synonymous with colonization and immorality.
H.E. President Al-Assad blasted Western calls to fight the' terrorism, which was but created by them'.
President Al-Assad reiterated that Syria has responded to every initiative for the solution of the crisis, asserting than the blood of the Syrians is above every consideration and that the ending of war, the fight against terrorism is the priority.