December 7, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
MOSCOW, Russia – The US-led coalition has failed to achieve any serious success in the fight against terrorists in Syria, Russian First Deputy Defense Minister General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the General Staff, said at an annual briefing for foreign military attaches on Wednesday.
“Contrary to the statements by our Western partners, the operations of the international anti-terror coalition led by the United States have not yielded any considerable successes on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic,” the general said.
“The coalition forces only liberated the city of Raqqa in 2017 and its siege and storming lasted 11 months,” he said.
“However, as a result of the coalition’s air strikes, Raqqa was 90% destroyed and became actually unsuitable for living,” the chief of Russia’s General Staff said.