DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The Syrian armed forces intend to begin preparation of a campaign to free Deir ez-Zor, the Syrian prime minister told Sputnik.
"After we liberated Qaryatayn and Tadmur [Palmyra] with the help of our allies from Russia and the resistance, we intend to make the area around these regions secure and start preparing for new operations, with the direction of Deir ez-Zor among them, of course," Wael Nader Halqi said.
"We seek to free all Syrian territory from terrorists at an appropriate time, so that Syria again becomes safe, stable and prosperous. A country of peace and development," Halqi said.
According to the prime minister, the government intends to destroy Daesh (banned in Russia) as soon as possible.