Russian Federation claims IS completely destroyed in Syria

Russian armed forces announce full liberation of Syria from “ISIL”

Russian armed forces announce full liberation of Syria from “ISIL”

"All ISIL [former name of IS - TASS] units in Syria have been destroyed, and the territory has been liberated", he said, adding that Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu had informed President Putin about that.

Russian Gen. Valery Gerasimov meanwhile told foreign military attaches that "all IS gangs on the territory of Syria have been destroyed and its territory has been freed".

"Its biggest presence is on the eastern side of the Euphrates, where it still holds around eight percent of Deir Ezzor province", he said. Gerasimov said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that Syrian government forces coming from two directions met in eastern Syria Wednesday, completing the route.

Russian Federation launched an air campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces in 2015.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes were to support the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Beirut, Dec 7 Syrian government troops and allied militia have cleared the last pockets held by the Islamic State group on the west bank of the Euphrates River, a monitor said today.

Deir Ezzor 24 said the attack targeted the village of al-Jarthi.

"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.

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