Syrian Army says Western Attack Will Not Deter Its Battle

  • Syrian Army says Western Attack Will Not Deter Its Battle

Syrian Army says Western Attack Will Not Deter Its Battle

The Syrian army announced it had gained full control of eastern Ghouta, hailing it a "great victory".

The General Command said that in conjunction with our air defense systems' response to the tripartite aggression launched by the United States, France, and Britain on several targets in Syria, and after a series of concentrated military operations over a week, units of the Army and Armed Forces and allied forces completed the cleansing of the Eastern Ghouta and all its towns and villages from armed terrorist groups, after all terrorists were removed from the city of Douma, which was the last terrorist stronghold in Eastern Ghouta.

"Areas of Eastern Ghouta in rural Damascus have been fully cleansed of terrorism", an army spokesman also said in a statement delivered on state television.

The poison gas attack, blamed on the Syrian regime-who Russian Federation backs in the ongoing civil war in the country-sparked an aggressive response from the United States, the United Kingdom, and France who are all opposed to President Bashar al-Assad and Moscow's support for him.

The allies have since signalled their resolve to return to diplomacy, launching a new bid at the United Nations to investigate chemical weapons attacks in the country.

Earlier today, US President Donald Trump warned he would fire missiles at the Syrian base where the chemical weapons were launched while Russian Federation said they would intercept any such attack.

Western powers accuse Syrian government forces of carrying out an alleged chemical attack in Duma on April 7, killing dozens of dead, according to White Helmet rescuers.

The group has slammed the Western strikes as insufficient, as Assad maintains his grip on the war-ravaged country.

"Humanitarian operation in the Eastern Ghouta carries on despite missile strikes against Damascus carried out by the global coalition", Maj.

Douma is the largest town of the suburbs known as eastern Ghouta and its capture marks the biggest victory for President Bashar Assad's forces since the conflict began seven years ago.

"Punishing the instrument of the crime while keeping the criminal - a farce", wrote Mohammad Alloush, a key member of Jaish al-Islam.

The Syrian government strongly denied the allegation, calling for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to send a fact-finding mission for investigations.

It added that the army is preparing eastern Ghouta for tens of thousands who were displaced over the past two months during a crushing government offensive to retake the area.

The 2-month assault on Jap Ghouta sparked a global outcry, with the pinnacle of the United Nations describing the circumstances endured by civilians there as "hell on Earth".