The United Nations chief has commented on the liberation of Deir ez-Zor by the Syrian army with its allies. The liberation of Syria’s Deir ez-Zor is important, but terrorism will not be eliminated in Syria by these operations alone said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
“It will be an important factor, but I have no illusions that we will not eliminate terrorism just by these military operations. These, of course, are very important. To eliminate terrorism, we also need to address several of its root causes and so a political solution is also a very important instrument,” Guterres said.