Russian General Staff: Syria completely liberated from ISIS
According to the statement of the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces –First Deputy Defence Minister General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, the Syrian Arab Republic has been completely liberated from terrorists and all ISIS formations have been defeated.
“All ISIS formations in Syria have been defeated. Syria has been liberated from terrorists. The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu informed the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin about this an hour ago,” stated General of the Army Valery Gerasimov.
Today, the advancing units of the Brigadier General Suheil al-Hassan and 5th Volunteer Assault Corps have defeated illegal armed formations and liberated Salihiyah, Khuraytah, Qut'ah, Musallakhah and merged with the Syrian Arab Army, which had been on offensive from the southern direction.
“Therefore, there are no territories controlled by ISIS in Syria today,” stressed Valery Gerasimov.
According to him, over 1,000 towns and settlements have been liberated. He also added that main communication routes have been unblocked.