SPA (Riyadh)

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressed happiness over the liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the grip of the terrorists.

In a statement here tonight, an official source at the Foreign Ministry considered the purification of Al-Raqqa as an important step in the fight against terrorism, as part of the efforts being exerted to drive it out.

The source expressed Kingdom's hope that this step will entail many serious steps to clear Syria, Iraq and the region of terrorism and extremism.