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Shoigu: IG holds up to 70% of Syrian territory

The Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu said on 11 December that the terrorist organization «Islamic state» recently intensified, and now controls about 70% of the territory of Syria.

Sergey Shoigu said during the meeting of the expanded Board of the Ministry of defence with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to the head of the defense Ministry, the total number of militants IG in Syria and Iraq reaches 60 thousand people. The Russian Minister stressed that there was a risk that the threat of ISIL in Central Asia and the North Caucasus.

While Shoigu said that Russian military action the terrorists have caused significant damage and destroyed about eight thousand objects of infrastructure of the IG.

He noted that during these operations confirmed the indispensability of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Shoigu: IG holds up to 70% of Syrian territory 11.12.2015

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