Russian General staff announced Syria fully liberated from the terrorists
Moscow. 6 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Syria fully liberated from the terrorists, all the gangs of ISIS destroyed, said chief of the General staff of the Armed forces — first Deputy defense Minister army General Valery Gerasimov at the annual briefing for foreign military attaches.
According to him, “today, upcoming units of Brigadier General Suhela and 5th assault corps volunteer defeated the remaining illegal armed forces in (the province of Deir ez-Zor), and freeing the settlements Salihia, El KRATA, El-Katja and Musalaha, allied with government troops advancing from the South,” — said Gerasimov.
“Thus, today the territory controlled by ISIS (banned in Russia — if), on the territory of Syria does not exist”, — said the chief of staff.
According to him, released more than 1 thousand settlements and released basic communication.
Earlier, President Vladimir Putin, commenting on the situation in Syria, said the complete defeat of the “Islamic state” (on both banks of the Euphrates in Syria.
“Of course, can still be pockets of resistance, but in General combat work at this stage and in this territory is over. Fully finished, repeat, victory and defeat of terrorists”, — he stressed.
Russia in the fall of 2015 responded to the request of the Syrian authorities, leading the fight against terrorism, and sent to this country their HQs.