The defense Ministry has summed up results of operation in Syria
The defense Ministry released a video summarising a military operation in Syria.
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In September 2015, when the beginning of the Russian operation, government forces in Syria belonged to 8% of the area, 92% is controlled by terrorists and other armed groups. Now the government and militia groups control more than 96% of the territory and 3.5% of the area of de-escalation in Idlib. During the operation managed to release more than 1.4 thousand settlements.
Combat experience in Syria have received more than 63 thousand Russian soldiers and more than 90% of the crews of army aviation, 87% tactical 60% strategic aviation. Every fourth participant received the state awards.
During the operation it was tested over 30 new weapons developments. Up to 70 Russian drones daily reconnaissance flights. More than 80 ships and 14 submarines took part in the 189 military campaigns. During the operation, killing more than 120 thousand people.
The operation of military space forces of Russia in Syria began on 30 September 2015 at the request of President Bashar al-Assad. According to the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation since the beginning of operations, it lost 97 of Russian troops and lost 18 units. The largest at the moment, the loss of the Russian army is the Downing of the plane An-26 in March of this year, which killed 39 military personnel.