SYRIAN WAR REPORT – DEC. 6, 2018: GOVT FORCES ELIMINATED OVER 23,000 MILITANTS SINCE 2018 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


SYRIAN WAR REPORT – DEC. 6, 2018: GOVT FORCES ELIMINATED OVER 23,000 MILITANTS SINCE 2018

In 2018, Syrian government troops eliminated 23,000 militants and liberated 387 settlements in Syria, Chief of the Russian General Staff Valery Gerasimov said during a briefing for foreign military attaches on December 5. He recalled the successful operations in Eastern Ghouta, Homs and southern Syria and added that more than 40,000 members of “moderate” opposition armed groups had surrendered and joined government forces. These fighters reportedly surrendered 650 units of weapons and military equipment to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

The chief of the general staff also praised the role of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties, which carries out humanitarian operations across the country. According to General Gerasimov, over 230,000 people were evacuated via humanitarian corridors during the aforementioned operations.

He also addressed the situation in the US-controlled zone in northeastern Syria by saying that the situation there is getting worse.

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