MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Syrian government forces liberated 52 settlements in a month, clearing more than 650 square miles from militants, the Russian General Staff said Friday.
#SYRIA Last month, the Syrian army liberated 52 inhabited areas, mopped up 1,702 sq. km of the territory— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) 3 марта 2017 г.
"Over the past month, the Syrian army liberated 52 settlements, cleared 1,702 square kilometers of territory from militants," Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi, the chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate, said.
Moscow has been conducting a counter-terrorist campaign in Syria since September 30, 2015, at President Bashar Assad's request.