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85% of Syria liberated from ISIS by SAA troops supported by Russian Aerospace Forces

The Syrian Arab Army supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces continue defeating the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations in Syria. Over the last week, the Syrian troops have achieved overwhelming success in the east and west of the country. They have liberated about 85% of the Syrian territory.

In the northeast of the Syrian Arab Republic, the government troops continue pressing successful offensive on the ISIS along the western shore of the Euphrates.

On September 5, units commanded by General Suheil al-Hasan lifted the siege of Deir ez-Zor, which had been besieged for three years and located in the centre of the ISIS territories,

The Admiral Essen guards ship of the Black Sea Fleet launched Kalibr cruise missiles. The strike destroyed command and communication centres of insurgents. This allowed to disrupt the ISIS command and control in this region.

Republican Guard assault units commanded by General Issam Zahreddine have unblocked the military airfield. Over 1,000 troops used to be besieged for 10 months.

More than 450 insurgents, five tanks, up to 40 pickups with large-caliber machine guns have been eliminated.

Moving from Palmyra through al-Sukhnah, units of the 5th Assault Corps have entered the city from the south.

Currently, liberation of Deir ez-Zor is keeping on. The troops are defeating the ISIS grouping, which had blocked northern and southern quarters of Deir ez-Zor.

Humanitarian aid with food and medical supplies has arrived in the city when the Syrian troops had entered Deir ez-Zor. Military of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of opposing sides have delivered more than four tons of food and medical supplies, and the bare necessities.

In the central part of Syria, the SAA has liberated Uqayribat, a strategic transport hub, which had been turned into a stronghold by insurgents.

Currently, ammunitions and material supply sources of terrorists have been blocked. The Syrian military units is keeping liberating territories from ISIS groups operating in western and northern regions of Uqayribat. Despite heavy losses, insurgents are showing serious resistance.

For the last week, stubborn combats have resulted in liberation of eight (Masyadé, Massoud, Abu Dali, Hamada Al Amar, Khalid Hilal, al Kharijah, Rasm Hamidah, Abu Qatur) which enabled dividing the ISIS grouping in the vicinity of Uqayribat, and smashing it.

To support offensive of the Syrian troops, the Russian aircraft conduct twenty-four-hour air reconnaissance to detect and eliminate personnel, weapons and hardware of terrorists as well as ammo and materiel storages.

Yesterday, to promote the SAA offensive in the vicinity of Uqayribat the Russian Aerospace Forces flew more than 50 sorties eliminating about 180 hostile objects (fortified points, strongholds, bunkers, control posts, separate terrorist squads, artillery positions, ammo and POL storages).

The Russian military continues with humanitarian assistance to the liberated regions of Syria.

Over the last week the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides have conducted 6 humanitarian actions. The citizens in difficult terrain received more than 15 tons of food and medical supplies, and the bare necessities. 

The Russian Federation actions on ceasefire regime on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic have enabled maintaining stable environment in the central and southern parts of the country.

Due to actions of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides, three de-escalations zones have been successfully in effect – in the south-west of Damascus, the Eastern Ghouta, and to the north of Homs city, as well as deconflication zone Tell Rifaat (north of Aleppo province) where the Russian Military Police ensure ceasefire regime compliance.

Currently, 85% of the Syrian territory has been liberated from illegal armed groups.

There are about 27,800 sq km more to be cleared from the ISIS in Syria.

At the same time, operation against the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra will keep on in Syria until the groups are obliterated.

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