The Chief of Staff of the Syrian Army, Gen. Ali Abdullah Ayub, toured various army units and assessed the preparedness of troops on the ground. Ayub spoke to the soldiers and said "we will not abandon our posts, even if the enemy will attempt aggressive actions."
The army chief further added that "anyone who thinks he can test our armed forces is wrong. The battle with the Zionist enemy continues, and will never end." (Roi Kais)