A Syrian Information Minister Mohammad Ramez Tardjaman said no land is considered liberated in the country unless national army forces regain control of it and raise the Syrian flag atop its buildings.
The Syrian army has advanced deeper into the Daesh-held eastern city of al-Mayadin, pushing the Takfiri terror outfit on the verge of total defeat in its main urban base of operations in the Arab state.
The United States and Turkey are mulling a joint operation to attack the Syrian city of Raqqah, but they have differences about using Kurdish forces in the battle. Given the fact that the American and Turkish forces do not have any permission from the Syrian government to be present in the Arab country or even carry out any military operation there, the future of Raqqah after such a liberation by the US and Turkey is a question that Press TV has put to two panelists.
A senior Iranian official says the liberation of the strategic Syrian city of Aleppo from the grips of foreign-backed militants once again indicated the failure of the policy pursued by the West and its regional allies in supporting terrorism.
The Syrian military has wrested full control of the militant-held eastern Aleppo, scoring a major victory against terrorists in the strategic northwestern city. Hundreds of foreign-backed militants have laid down arms in Aleppo, and almost 6,000 civilians have left militant-held districts. Under a ceasefire deal, brokered by Russia and Turkey, armed groups are granted free passage to leave the city along with civilians.