A considerable part of Syria is liberated from terrorists: Russian defense ministry

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The entire province of Latakia, most of the territories in the provinces of Hama and Homs, the city of Palmyra and settlements in other provinces have been liberated from terrorists.

A considerable part of Syria is liberated from terrorists: Russian defense ministry

The Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov

On Friday, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that a considerable part of Syria’s territory is under government control.

“Over the past six months, the government troops and patriotic forces backed by the Russian air group have liberated about 500 settlements, tens of thousands of square kilometers. A considerable part of the territory is under control of the pro-government forces,” he said at a special briefing in the city of Al-Qaryatayn in the Syrian province of Homs.

He also said that the entire province of Latakia, most of the territories in the provinces of Hama and Homs, the city of Palmyra and settlements in other provinces have been liberated from terrorists.

According to Konashenkov, about 50 various armed groups have by now signed ceasefire documents.

“All of this determines peace processes in Syria and, obviously, considerable progress has been reached, Konashenkov underscored.

A truce agreement was negotiated by Russia and the United States regarding Syrian conflict although many analysts suggested that the Washington had been supporting terrorists fighting against the Syrian government forces.

Nevertheless, the Arab country is currently observing an agreement for the cessation of hostilities which entered into force on February 27. The agreement stipulates the cessation of all military hostilities in Syria, except for the operations against ISIS terrorist group and al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front militants. From the middle of the March, Russia has been partially withdrawing troops and warplanes from Syria to make an end to the Syrian crisis.

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