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Syrian Troops Liberate 52 Settlements in 30 Days

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The Syrian Army liberated over 50 settlements over a month.

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.

"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.

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Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, with government forces fighting against numerous opposition and terrorist groups, including al-Nusra Front and Daesh, banned in a range of countries, including Russia.

 

Moscow has been conducting a counter-terrorist campaign in Syria since September 30, 2015, at President Bashar Assad's request.

 

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