The Syrian army will use all its military means to repel US aggression, the Russian state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported Tuesday, citing a source in the Syrian Defense Ministry.
Earlier this month, media leaks appeared that the White House was considering military strikes against targets belonging to the Syrian military in order to “push Assad” to a peaceful solution of the conflict as Washington understands it. So, the US will be able to defend US-backed terrorist groups in the city of Aleppo.
“The Syrian army will not hesitate to defend its land, country and the government. It will use all its military capabilities to repel US airstrikes or any other US attempts to commit aggression against Syria,” RIA Novosti quoted the source as saying. “But we also believe that the US will think twice before conducting any strike against Syria, given current Russian presence in Syria and Russian-Syrian military cooperation.”
The source emphasized that the government forces are not going to stop military operaions in Aleppo.
“We believe that this situation in Aleppo will not drag on… The army has its own strategy aimed at taking the soonest control of Aleppo without delaying the process.”