Assad says Syria war does not end in Deir al-Zor

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 07, 2017 8:18 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said the victories of the Syrian army and its allies against terrorist organizations do not end in Deir al-Zor province where Islamic State has its last significant stronghold, his office reported on Tuesday.

In a meeting with Ali Akbar Velayati, the foreign policy adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader, Assad said the war waged by his military and its allies also targets those seeking to "divide and weaken states".

(Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)