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Russian Defense Ministry: 85% of Syria is liberated – will not stop untill 100%

There are only 27,000 square kilometers of Syrian territory yet to be liberated.

The Russian Defense has today confirmed that 85% of Syria’s territory is now fully liberated from terrorist occupation. Russia has said that its armed forces will continue to work with Syria until the entire country is free of terrorism.

According to Lieutenant General Alexander Lapin, chief of staff of the Russian Armed Forces group in Syria,

“As of today, 85 percent of the Syrian territory was liberated from illegal armed formations. To completely destroy Daesh (aka ISIS), some 27,000 square kilometers of the republic’s territory remain to be liberated”.

Last week, the Syrian Arab Army, backed by support from the Russian Aerospace Forces broke the three year long ISIS led siege of Deir ez-Zor city. Shortly thereafter, Syrian forces took Deir ez-Zor’s airport from ISIS.

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry released a statement saying that the joint Russian Aerospace Forces/Syrian Arab Army operation liberating Deir ez-Zor was the largest military victory against ISIS in three years. The statement reads,

“Syrian government troops, with the support of the Russian Air Force, achieved a serious success, inflicting a devastating defeat on Daesh units in the area of the city of Deir ez Zor, which exceeding in scale all previous victories over the past three years.

Currently, the government troops under the command of Gen. Suheil Hassan together with the units, which had been under the siege at the Syrian military airbase, are widening the corridor between the airfield and Deir ez-Zor, carrying out successful military actions on flanks”.

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André De Koning
André De Koning
September 12, 2017

Reason to celebrate the possible ending of a long filthy war against Syria!

ruca
ruca
Reply to  André De Koning
September 12, 2017

I’d be happy to celebrate with you, but I think it won’t be soon. Turds, Idlib, Golan Heights. To name a few.

Tommy Jensen
Tommy Jensen
Reply to  ruca
September 13, 2017

Are you calling the Kurds for Turds?
USA is our friend and ally and they will protect an ally if anyone on this planet attack the Kurds an ally.
Therefore you dare to insult us because we are frends with the biggest superpower in the world and they have giving us new clothes and dollares and promising we can go to US if we win in Syria.
(parody).

ruca
ruca
Reply to  Tommy Jensen
September 13, 2017

They will use you and then throw you away like yesterday’s dish water. You are both on a land grab and stealing resources.

Voltaire
Voltaire
September 12, 2017

The United States should be given 3 months to end their illegal occupation of parts of Syria…

Under threat of receiving mysterious direct hits by missiles on their bases

“By mistake”, of course, like the bombs the US dropped “by accident” on the brave Syrian forces last year……

Daisy Adler
Daisy Adler
Reply to  Voltaire
September 12, 2017

The United States should be given 5 minutes to end their illegal occupation of parts of Syria

permopin
permopin
Reply to  Daisy Adler
September 12, 2017

And that is 4 min too long.

Tommy Jensen
Tommy Jensen
Reply to  permopin
September 13, 2017

I would say 10 seconds starting from now….1….2….3….

Daisy Adler
Daisy Adler
September 12, 2017

A photo worth 10,000 words: US “liberating” the Syrian town Raqqa:comment image
The photo doesn’t say, how many people died under those ruins.

Tommy Jensen
Tommy Jensen
Reply to  Daisy Adler
September 13, 2017

“An ape with a handgrante”.

JPH
JPH
September 12, 2017

85% may now be free of ISIS, but 30 % still isn’t freed of that ISIS backing US which now switched to backing the SDF. Keep in mind that the US was (still is) the covert facilitator of the rise of ISIS exploiting extremism for its own geopolitical goal of balkanizing Syria and the rest of the Middle East.

Tommy Jensen
Tommy Jensen
Reply to  JPH
September 13, 2017

True, and there is more to come.
US military bases among Kurdish forces with new modern weapons in north Syria and massive Israel forces lining up on the south borders, Syria is going to be squeezed from north and south in the forthcoming new battle.
This time not with ISIS thugs but with professional militaries from Israel, Kurds and US Special Forces.
After that Turkey will be promised they can get access to Europe if they abstain 1/3 of their area to Kurdistan, if not Turkey will be bombed to the stoneage.

Daisy Adler
Daisy Adler
September 13, 2017

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