For the complete liberation of Syria from the militants left to MOP up about 15 percent of the country, which is about 27 thousand square kilometers. On Tuesday, September 12, said the chief of staff of troops of the Russian armed forces in Syria, Lieutenant-General Alexander Lapin, reports RIA Novosti.
“Today, militants from illegal armed groups liberated 85 percent of Syrian territory,” — said Lapin.
He also noted that while the operation to destroy the terrorists from extremist groups “Islamic state” and “Jabhat EN-Nusra” (both banned in Russia) will continue in Syria “to their complete and guaranteed destruction”.
On 5 September it became known that the Syrian army broke the siege of Deir ez-Zor. For three years the city was completely surrounded by the terrorists. Despite the regular attacks of insurgents using suicide and car bombs, the garrison of Deir ez-Zor kept the defense, occasionally counterattacking terrorists. Supply the city’s defenders and civilian population were carried out through an air corridor.