Syria more resolute on terror fight after missile strikes: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the escalation of aggression against Syria will only boost the country’s resolve to uproot terrorism in all its forms.

Assad made the remarks in a meeting with Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy Alaeddin Boroujerdi in Damascus on Monday, a day after Syria announced that several of its military bases located in the provinces of Hama and Aleppo had come under missile fire.

According to Syria’s state news agency, “a new aggression with hostile missiles” happened at 10:30 pm local time, in which military positions in villages near the cities of Hama and Aleppo were targeted.

The Syrian president said hostile countries have shifted to a stage of direct aggression after the fiasco that befell their agents and proxies.

He added that the escalation of the aggression against Syria would “only increase the Syrians’ determination to eliminate terrorism in all its forms, and uphold their sovereignty and their right to shape their own future.”

He noted that the Middle East is going through a phase of redrawing the entire international map.

The Syrian president also stressed the importance of improving parliamentary relations and exchanging experiences between the two countries.

Syrian government forces on Monday started an intensified military operation against a militant-held enclave near Homs amid a push to regain control over all the remaining areas under their siege.

Takfiri militants have lost much of the territory they once held in Syria amid sweeping gains by government forces on the ground.

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