Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has promised to continue the onslaught on the province of Idlib, the last rebel stronghold, as well as the countryside of Aleppo.

He added that the liberation of the countryside of Aleppo and Idlib is continuing apart from some empty voices which are coming from the North.

Al-Assad is saying this against the backdrop of Turkey’s threats to intervene if the advances by the Syrian army continues.

The Syrian President, referring to the liberation of areas in Western Aleppo, said they are aware that the liberation does not mean the end of the war or abolishing terrorism or surrendering to the enemy.

Al-Assad, however, commended the Syrian army and its allies for its achievements, adding that it was true that winning a battle does not mean winning a war.