August 25, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Directorate Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoy has revealed that over 78,000 square kilometers of Syria has been liberated from terrorist forces since the Russian military began assisting the country in September 2015.
The concentration of the areas liberated has been around Aleppo, Palmyra and Latakia Province, according to Rudskoy.
“The forces have defeated the bandit groups in Hama and Homs, the Latakia Province is liberated fully from the terrorists, the world cultural heritage monument Palmyra is liberated, like the Aleppo city, which is Syria’s second capital,” he said. “We have unblocked the main transport route between Damascus and the country’s north.”