Today marks exactly a year since the start of operation of the aerospace defence forces of Russia in Syria. In this regard, the press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, summed up the interim results and said the main merit of the Russian military.
“Say one more thing: given that ISIS, al-Qaida and Nusra (all organizations banned in Russia — approx. ed)) are not sitting in Damascus is probably the main positive outcome of the support that our air force has a legitimate armed forces of Syria” – quoted Peskov Lenta.ru.
The main goal of the military presence in Syria, according to Peskov, was to support government forces in the fight against the extremists who seized much of the country.
30 Sep 2015 the Russian space forces have started to strike blows to positions of terrorists in Syria at the request of President Bashar al-Assad. In March 2016 large part of the group was derived from Syria. Only during the operation killed 20 Russian soldiers.
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