Russian Defense Ministry said that terrorist group ISIS controls less than 10% of all Syrian territory, namely due to recent advancements made by the Russian and Syrian forces.
The Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said that since September 30th, 2015 when the Russian Air Force began its campaign of obliterating ISIS in Syria, significant progress has been made as the terrorist group is now in control of less than 10% of all Syrian territory.
He reminded that ISIS terrorists were controlling large parts of Syrian territory until September 2015, more than a year after the so-called US-led “anti-ISIS” international coalition began its intensive military campaign against ISIS, adding that the US strategy was mostly based on watching ISIS terrorists advance, even secretly helping them against the Syrian troops, under the guise of providing military aid to the so-called “moderate armed opposition.”
The Russian spokesman noted that nowhere in the territories liberated from ISIS were there any traces of the US presence.
He then pointed to the reconciliation efforts Hmeimim-based Russian Reconciliation Center that has since helped to restore the life back to normal in dozens of areas throughout Syria.