Called the number of terrorists fighting in Syria

Called the number of terrorists fighting in Syria

The head of the main Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Colonel-General Igor Korobov in round table on international military-technical forum “Army-2017” told about the number of militants taking part in the hostilities in Syria.

According to him, in the ranks of the terrorist group ISIS (banned in Russia) are fighting over 9 thousand fighters, they are scattered near the border with Iraq, said Korobov.

In part is prohibited on the territory of the Russian group “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” “there are more than 15 thousand militants, most of them Syrians,” he said. This group controls part of Idlib province and conducts actions in the province of HOMS.

Colonel-General noted that Syria, a new Association of terrorist groups, its name — “Hayat Tahrir al-sham”, the number exceeds 25 thousand. The group originated after the merger, more than 70 previously disparate militant groups, said Igor Korobov.

Earlier it was reported that Syria has deployed protection system against drones.