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Syria War: Rabid ISIL Terrorists Driven Out of 91% of Syria

7 October 2017 10:04


Over 91 percent of the Syrian territory has been freed from ISIL terrorists, a newspaper affiliated to the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Friday.

An infography in the Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) newspaper shows that 91.6 percent of Syria’s land is now free from the ISIL terrorist group (Daesh).

It also shows that the Russian Air Force made some 500 sorties in the past week, destroying almost 1,400 ISIL assets.

Russian forces in Syria have also continued scouting ISIL-controlled territories using surveillance drones.

They have flown more than 190 missions during that period and identified over 129 ISIL targets.

The war in Syria has been on since 2011. A security vacuum let the ISIL seize large swathes of land and proclaim an Islamic caliphate in the areas under its control. Russia launched a military operation in Syria in September 2015 to provide air support for Syrian government forces that have pushed back ISIL from much of Syrian territories.

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