The General staff of the armed forces: the province of Aleppo is completely liberated from terrorists

Aleppo, Syria

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MOSCOW, August 21. /TASS/. The province of Aleppo is completely liberated from the terrorists, said on Monday to journalists the chief of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy.

“From the terrorists completely liberated the province of Aleppo,” he said.

According to As, last month, government forces backed by the Russian space forces have made significant gains and inflicted a major defeat of a large group banned in Russia organization “Islamic state” (IG) in the Central part of Syria. “All fighters cleared fifty settlements and more than 2.7 thousand square kilometers of Syrian territory,” he said, speaking about the release of the province of Aleppo.

The release of the Deir ez-Zor

Rudskoy added that the group of Syrian government troops operating to the East of Palmyra, liberated the strategically important town of es-Sohne no stops developing an offensive in Deir ez-Zor. “The main goal is to destroy the last stronghold of terrorists in Deir-ez-Zor”, – said the General.