On Tuesday, the Lebanese Hezbollah movement declared a victory in the war in Syria while the Russian Defense Ministry announced that pro-government forces have liberated from ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other militant groups 85% of the war-torn country.
“We have won in the war [in Syria],” Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said commeting the current situation in Syria, according to the Lebanese newspaper al-Akhbar. Nasrallah added that “the path of the other project has failed and wants to negotiate for some gains.”
Recently, the Syrian-Iranian-Russian alliance has liberated a large area from ISIS terrorists in central Syria breaking the ISIS siege on the strategic city of Deir Ezzor.
“To date, 85% of Syria’s territory has been cleared of the militants of illegal armed groups,” the Russian military group’s Chief of Staff, Lieutenant-General Aleksandr Lapin told media on Tuesady.
According to the general, ISIS is still in control of about 27,000 km2 of Syria’s territory.
The statements from the two key Syrian allies came amid the ongoing race for eastern Syria where the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Hezbollah and their allies were involved in a competition with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for the oil-rich countryside of the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.