His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II examines the destruction in the city of Deir ez-Zor.
He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Maurice Amsih, Archbishop of Jazeera and Euphrates, and Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar in the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, Rev. Fr. Gabriel Khago, and Deacon Imad Syryany.
The Governor of Deir ez-Zor Mr. Mohammad Ibrahim Samra was also present, as well as several religious and political figures.
His Holiness examined several churches and mosques as well as the two main destroyed bridges which connect the city with the east branch of the Euphrates.
During his visits, His Holiness expressed his hope that the city will be rebuilt again.