Syria fully liberated from ISIS

Syria fully liberated from ISIS

Syria is fully liberated from terrorists, all units of the Islamic State (IS) terror group (outlawed in Russia) have been destroyed, Chief of Russia’s General Staff, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, said at an annual briefing for foreign defense attaches yesterday .

"All ISIS units in Syria have been destroyed, and the territory has been liberated. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu had informed President Putin about that," Gerasimov said.

He added that the advancing units of Brigadier General Hassan Sukhel and the 5th Volunteer Assault Corps routed the remaining illegal armed forces in the Deir ez-Zor province and, having liberated the inhabited communities of Al-Salihiyah, Al-Khreita, al-Katia and Musalaha, merged with the government troops advancing from the south. 

Thus, there are no territories controlled by ISIL in Syria today," TASS cited the Chief of Russia’s General Staff as saying.