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    Battle Against Daesh in Syria (180)

    The Syrian army, supported by Russia's Aerospace Forces, has hit over 4,600 Daesh terrorist group facilities since the start of 2017, Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi, the chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate, said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — 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.

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

    "Currently, the government troops, with support from Russia's Aerospace Forces, are conducting successful offensive operations against the Daesh terrorist group. A total of 4,608 terrorist targets have been hit since January 1," Rudskoi said.

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