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Shoigu says Russian forces delivered strikes at 122,00 terrorist facilities in Syria

October 20, 2018, 8:19 UTC+3 SINGAPORE

Most militants were eliminated, Russian Defense Minister said

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Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu

© Mikhail Tereshchenko/TASS

SINGAPORE, October 20. /TASS/. Russian Aerospace Defense Forces have made over 40,000 flights, including 21,000 flight in the nighttime, over the course of the operation in Syria and delivered strikes at around 122,000 terrorist facilities, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Saturday at the fifth council of defense ministers of ASEAN member countries and their dialogue partners.

"Over the course of military actions, strikes were delivered at around 122,000 terrorist facilities. Most militants were eliminated," Shoigu said. "We acquired extensive military experience in Syria, and we are ready to share it," he noted adding that peaceful life is being actively restored in Syria.

"As a result of concerted efforts of the Russian center for reconciliation of the conflicting sides, over 2,500 settlements from all over the country have already joined the reconciliation process," the defense minister said. Special attention is paid now to resolving humanitarian issues in Syria and assisting refegees in returning to their homes, he concluded.

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