Latakia, 7 Dec. residents of the city of Latakia in Syria was met with jubilation the news of the complete defeat of the terrorist group "Islamic state" (IG, is prohibited in Russia).
"Thanks to the army of Russia and Syria! It is thanks to you our country comes the world!", told journalists, RIA Novosti student Zaynab Khadr, in whose hands was the portrait of Putin.
"I came to celebrate this victory with the Russians and to thank your country," said a student named Mohammed.
in addition, a cheering crowd of journalists met representatives of the Russian Diaspora in Syria. Russia's Svetlana Kholodkova told reporters that after the outbreak of war in Syria, her family prepared for the worst.
"If the Russians hadn't come, I don't know what it was, how we lived. And lived it at all," said Svetlana.
currently, in the town hall Latakia there is a concert.
From the scene are the words of gratitude to the Syrian and the Russian military. Several children read poems of Russian classics, and children's chorus sang "Katyusha".
in addition, the soldiers of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties was organized by the issuance of humanitarian aid to the local residents of Latakia. Grocery sets, in which canned meat and fish, as well as flour and cereals, have already received more than 200 families..