Syrian government forces backed by Russian military aircraft over the past two months freed from militants twice the area than the one that was under the control of the army of Bashar al-Assad in 2015. On the evening of Saturday, August 12, the TV channel «Russia 1» said the defense Minister, army General Sergei Shoigu.
«The Syrian army’s successes really serious. Over the past two months liberated territory big, than it was under the control of the Syrian government at the time of entry there (VKS RF – approx. ed.). That is, in fact, we did it in 2,5 times more than it was before. We – I mean the Syrian army, with our support», – quotes Shoigu TASS.
Earlier it was reported that the Syrian government army took control of the city of Al-Sohne, the last Bastion of the terrorist organization «Islamic state» in the suburbs of HOMS. According to the Syrian TV, all the militants who were in the city, eliminated.
As-Sohne is approximately 50 km from the province of dir al-Zour, which is almost completely in control of ISIS.
Air and space forces (VKS) Russia began operation in Syria on 30 September 2015 at the request of Assad.