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Russian Defense Minister: ISIS Controls Less Than 5% Of Syrian Territory


Russian Defense Minister: ISIS Controls Less Than 5% Of Syrian Territory

FILE IMAGE: Russian Special Operations Forces troops are in Syria

The Russian military announced on October 24 that ISIS now controls less than 5% of the Syrian territory.

“Today, ISIL [ISIS] controls less than 5%, before the operation of the Russian Aerospace Forces, ISIL controlled more than 70% of Syria’s territory,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said during the fourth meeting of defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners, according to TASS. “Some 998 towns and settlements have been liberated,” the  minister said adding that “Many militants have been killed. The process of restoring peaceful life in the country has started.”

According to the statement, about 2,500 settlements across Syria have joined reconciliation effort thanks to the Russian center for reconciliation of warring parties. Since 2015, 1.126m people have returned home.

Shoigu added that the ISIS oil revenue has decreased almost to zero. Before 2015, the group was gaining about $3bln per year from selling oil on Syria’s territory.

Thanks to efforts of the Russian Aerospace Forces, about 948 training camps, 666 factories and workshops for manufacturing ammunition and 1,500 pieces of military equipment have been destroyed.

Furthermore, Russian forces destroyed over 200 oil and gas facilities, 184 oil refineries, 126 fuel pumping stations and about 4,000 petrol tank vehicles.

Syria: Two Years of “Russian Intervention”



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  • Alex

    Isis almost gone, now we have sdf.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      armchair fighter, the front is waiting for you :DDDD

      • Alex

        The biggest arm chair fighter and general here is you :) I will save my strength for europe and americans :)

        • Garga

          Solomon is the alpha and omega of armchair generals.
          I love him because he hates everybody.
          He is also very cute when he curses, and he curses frequently.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Solomon is Jewish and follows the morals of Babylon. :)

          • Garga

            Yes, I’m convinced that he may be, as he suffers from some sort of “victim complex” I’m afraid.

            I invited him for a fun journey to Russia and now he claims that I “openly” conspired with Tudor to kill him!
            I may or may not intended to sell him though. How can we be friends if he doesn’t let me to sell him when I need the money so desperately? It’s not fair, is it?

          • FlorianGeyer

            Solomon is dying for the chance to be a Victim.
            It is a revered badge in Israel.

          • Enkidu

            Reminder that you won’t find information on a “Solomon Krupacek” anywhere on the internet besides links to disqus :^)

          • FlorianGeyer

            Gosh, is he a ‘ Victim Already ‘ ? :)

    • Borna Artuković

      sdf,al-nusra,jaysh al-islam,erdogan army, faylaq al-rahman and 50 more “moderate ” terrorist groups on syrian territory . sad true .

      • Tarciso Ribeiro

        Don’t forget USA.

    • No ‘we have’ but what ‘we had’ from the very beginning – Anglo-Zionist barbarians epitomized in the most barbaric country in human history the USA.

    • Tommy Jensen

      SDF now controls more than 35% of Syria.

      With ISIS´s 5% and a little more kurdish land grabbing, more than 50% of Syria is controlled by Kurdish/Jewish ultra radicals backed by dual-citizen Americans military, money and weapon.

      When the Kurdish occupation forces have been kicked out within the next 2 years to their safe heavens in US and EU, Ukrainian nazi troops, more Saudi headchoppers and Polish cabbage are prepared to go and fight in Syria to protect Israel.

  • MeMadMax

    I beg to differ: ISIS just merged into kurdistan…

    The kurds are only fighting the diehard isis guys that wouldn’t convert…

    • TiredOfBsToo

      I was going to comment but, you succinctly summed it up. Well put.

    • Jesus

      Kurds and ISIS are a loosing/looser alliance.

    • Tarciso Ribeiro

      ISIS will still be in Syria embedded with PKK-SDF.

  • Wahid Algiers

    Thanks Russia.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      the half of isis terriories were freed by yanks :P

      • Alex

        when isis ran away

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    What about the terrorist which converted in SDF.What about Omar oilfields, Euphrate river banks,Hakasa, Altanaf,Raqqa,Manbij and Albab.The only way forward is for Syrian government not to accept ruling of its territory by arm militia like SDF.

  • dutchnational

    The percentages are more or less :

    SDF 25 to 30%
    Turks 1-2%
    Islamists etc 10-12%
    IS 4%?

    In total some 45%

    Assad : 55%, barely half.

  • Christopher Simpson

    Obama got into power promising “Yes we can.” By the time Isis came he said ” No we can’t”. When the Russian Federation intervened to help Syria out of despair, Obama said “Hands off! You’ll only make things worse!”
    Today Obama says his policies in Libya have turned the place into a shithole, but his spiteful administration punished the Russian Federation from stopping Syria turning into

  • RichardD
  • RichardD

    “Commemorating 42nd anniversary of liberating Quneitra, people of occupied Golan renew steadfastness against Israeli occupation”