Syria's liberation from ISIS is complete; Syrian land under ISIS control does not exist
- Novorosinform, translated by Tom Winter -
November 6, 2017
Syria is completely liberated from the militants of the terrorist organization ISIS (banned in Russia). The remnants of the militants were defeated in Deir ez Zor by General Hassan Suhel. This was stated by Army General Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces.
"All the gang-formations in the territory of Syria have been destroyed, and the territory itself has been liberated."
"Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu reported this an hour ago to the supreme commander-in-chief, President Vladimir Putin," Gerasimov said, and again emphasized that "In Syria to date territory under ISIS control does not exist. "
The other day, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the liberation of almost the entire territory of Syria from the terrorists, including places of traditional Christian residence.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian government plans to reduce the military contingent in Syria.
The Russian Defense Ministry said that the coalition led by the United States instead of confronting ISIS contributed to the occupation by terrorists of the territory of Syria.
Real losses of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which were not made public for 6 years, have been disclosed.
The insurance group "Sogaz", which has recently won a tender of the Ministry of Defense has revealed the documents. Their publication reports figures as follows: in 2012 - 630 military men died, in 2013 - 596, in 2014 - 790, in 2015 - 626.
These statistics include deaths from all causes - diseases, killings, suicides, accidents (including exercises), as well as combat losses. It is also known that these figures take into account all the military without exception, - draftees and contract officers.
The peak of the fighting in the east of the former Ukraine was the summer and autumn of 2014, as well as the winter of 2015.
According to the statements of Ukrainian propaganda, which liberal media broadcast, the losses of Russian troops were estimated in the thousands. But according to this published data it turns out that in the pre-war period of 2012, more military men died (630) than in the period of 2015 (626), when the operation in Syria also began.
A relatively small surge is observed in 2014 - 790 deaths, which is 160 more than in 2012 and 2015.
Let us emphasize that this figure is infinitely far from the "many thousands of losses" of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation as reported by Ukrainian media.