Jan 4, 2019, 12:34 AM
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Over 23,000 terrorists killed in Syria last year: Russia

Moscow, Jan 4, IRNA - Russian Ministry of Defense affirmed that thousands of terrorists were killed in Syria and hundreds of their positions, weapons warehouses and heavy equipment have been destroyed during the war against terrorism last year.

The Ministry said in a statement on Thursday that “In 2018, more than 23 thousand terrorists were killed in Syria, in addition to destroying 159 tanks, 57 armored vehicles, more than 900 cannons and about 3 thousand machinegun-equipped cars belonging to terrorist groups.”

“Since September 2015, more than 87 thousand terrorists including 830 of their leaders were killed and more than 4500 terrorists from the Commonwealth of Independent States were also killed,” the Ministry added.

The statement indicated that “About 1,000 field camps, 10 thousand ammunition and fuel warehouses, 650 tanks and 700 vehicles belonging to terrorists in Syria were also destroyed.”

The Ministry said that “The Syrian Arab Army in cooperation with the supporting forces has established control over (96,5 %) of the Syrian territories.”

Since September 2015, the Russian forces, upon a request by the Syrian Arab Republic, have participated in supporting the tireless efforts exerted by the Syrian Arab Army in its war against terrorist organizations.


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