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    Some 35,000 Terrorists Eliminated in Syria Since February

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    Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said that a total of 586 settlements and 12,360 square kilometers (some 4,800 sq. miles) have been liberated from Daesh and Nusra Front terrorists from February 27 to September 1, 2016.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — About 35,000 terrorists, including over 2,700 natives of Russia and other CIS countries, have been killed in clashes with Syrian government forces since February 2016, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Friday.

    According to Antonov, a total of 586 settlements and 12,360 square kilometers (some 4,800 sq. miles) have been liberated from Daesh and Nusra Front terrorists from February 27 to September 1, 2016.

    "As a result, around 35,000 terrorists have been killed, including more than 2,700 natives of Russia and other CIS countries," Antonov told reporters in Moscow.

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