MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. The Islamic State (IS, outlawed in Russia) terror organization is controlling 4% of Syria’s territory, Syrian Deputy Defense Minister Mahmoud Shawa said in his speech at the seventh Moscow International Security Conference.
"To date, IS’ operation in Syria has been localized in several isolated, completely encircled areas, that is 4% of Syria’s territory, which is 7,000 square kilometers," he said. "These are, in particular, areas in some zones in northwestern Syria, on the eastern Euphrates River bank and along the southern borders with Jordan."