WATCH: Over 98% of Syria is held by the government – Putin

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November 21, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

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SOCHI, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Czech counterpart Milos Zeman that “over 98% of the territory [of Syria] is under the control of Syrian government troops,” during a meeting in Sochi on Tuesday.

Zeman congratulated Russia for its role in the outcome in Syria, saying: “you have won in Syria, because he [Assad] owns almost the entire Syrian territory except some small parts.”

The Russian president confirmed the success of the joint military operation and noted that “there are still hotbeds of terrorists, but they are quickly melting under the strikes of our military aerospace forces, the Syrian army and allies.”

Russia militarily intervened in Syria in September 2015 and have since helped the Syrian Army defeat ISIS and have Al-Qaeda affiliated groups on the retreat.

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