Russian Minister of Defense: Damascus-controlled territory has increased by 2.5 times
In a broadcast of the TV channel Russia 24, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that Damascus-controlled territory has increased by 2.5 times in the last two months.
According to him, this is a “serious success”. Shoygu said that half of the province of Deir ez-Zor is controlled by Syrian state forces. Its liberation will be decisive in the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS).
He specified that in Syria, since the start of the Russian Armed Forces’ operation, there are two wars going on in parallel – “one war is with terrorists, the other war is civil, a war …read more