Iran, Syria discuss enhanced military operations against terrorists
Tehran, Iran, March 29
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan in a phone conversation with his Syrian counterpart Fahd Jassem al-Freij discussed the need for intensifying military operations against terrorists in Syria.
The Iranian minister called for wiping the remaining Syrian districts clear of terrorists and eradicating terrorist as a regional tumor, Fars news agency reported March 29.
Thanking Iran for its help for standing behind the Syrian government, al-Freij noted the recent freedom of the city of Tadmur as a major step toward a final victory over terrorists.
Syria has been grappling with terrorist insurgents since a domestic crisis broke out in 2011.
Iran has been providing the Arab country's government with military consultation to fight terrorists. Tehran maintains it will not engage in direct military action in Syria.