Thanks to Russian forces, the Islamic State in Syria has been defeated, according to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who claimed that more than 133,000 terrorists have been killed in the country over the past five years.
Shoigu was writing in the Russian army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, on the 5th anniversary of Moscow’s military operation in the Levant. The minister believes that Russia helped preserve Syrian statehood, prevent the spread of terrorism to other countries, and ultimately defeated ISIS in Syria.
According to the minister, the Syrian Arab Armed Forces have liberated 1,024 cities with the aid of Russian air support, meaning that 88% of the country’s territory is now under the control of the government.
He also noted that more than 133,000 militants were killed, including 4,500 from Russia and other allied Commonwealth of Independent States countries.
The Russian operation began on September 30, 2015, after Syrian President Bashar Assad requested military aid from the Kremlin, in a legal move.
The international reaction to Russia’s intervention has been mixed, with countries close to the USA, which illegally attacked Damascus, denouncing Moscow’s role and ultimately imposing sanctions to choke off the country.
An oil embargo, forbidding Syria to import oil, while the countries oil fields and refineries are annexed by the US military, so ConocoPhillpis can profit from the confiscation.
Burning food staples and grain fields, while occupying most of the Euphrates River basin, in order to control the water flows and set off drought so farmers fail to harvest their crops.
This type of bio-terror has Israeli footprints all over it, while Israeli warplanes bomb the country on almost a daily basis?
This created a mass migrant exodus to Europe, while 10 million Syrians got displaced because their homes, towns and villages got wiped off the map.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2020.