Syrian President Attends Iftar on Frontline with Troops (+Photos)
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has had an iftar dinner with government troops on the frontlines of their battle with terrorism, a report said.
Assad joined the troops on Sunday at Marj al-Sultan Airport, located in Kharabou area in the Eastern Ghouta region of Damascus, Press TV reported.
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating or drinking from dawn to dusk and break their fast in the evening (iftar).
“To me, this meal is the most delicious meal in my life,” said Assad after visiting several areas liberated from the Takfiri terrorists.
Earlier in the day, the Syrian forces, supported by popular fighters, restored security to the village of Ramlia, near Salamiyah city, and the village of Zur al-Sus, in the western province of Hama.
Syrian army units also inflicted losses on the Daesh Takfiri terrorists in Talat Rasiya al-Hamra to the east of the town of Moufaker in Salamiyah countryside.
Syrian forces are currently fighting terrorists on several fronts, including in Aleppo province, which borders Turkey.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011.UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura estimates that over 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which has also displaced over half of the Arab country’s pre-war population of about 23 million.