Syrian War Report – Dec. 12, 2018: Russian Military – Govt. Forces, Militia Retook 96.5% Of Syria


…from SouthFront

1,411 residential areas have been liberated from ISIS terrorists since the start of the Russian military operation in Syria, Head of the Russian National Defense Management Center Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev said on December 11, during a joint meeting of the interdepartmental coordination of the Russian and Syrian headquarters for the return of refugees.

He noted that the Russian Armed Forces successfully completed their operation of mopping up terror groups in Syria, including thousands of ISIS fighters. According to Mizintsev, only a few ragtag US-backed groups survived in the Trans-Euphrates region and near Al-Tanf. The remaining members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Jabhat al-Nusra) were blocked in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

The colonel general also commented on the situation in the US-occupied area of at-Tanf where, he said, 6,000 militants are staying and the US-led coalition is preventing delivery of humanitarian aid to refugees in Rubkan camp.

During the same meeting, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Igor Tsarikov said that the US-held area is the source of destabilization in this part of the country.

Besides this, Clolonel General Mizintsev revealed that refugees reception centers had been set up in 412 localities and conditions have been created to receive 1,497,650 people. 10 ports of entry are now active at the Syrian-Lebanese border, Syrian-Jordanian border, in the Damascus International Airport, and in the port of Banias. Over 290,278 Syrians have returned from foreign states to their homeland since the start of the year.

Active efforts are being contributed to restore the destroyed infrastructure of the country. Since the start of 2018, 4,690 residential buildings, 266 medical facilities, 1,464 education institutions, 1,022 electrical substations, 14,239 industrial facilities, 284 water stations, 206 schools and multiple other facilities have been restored.

It is also interesting to note that according to Clolonel General Mizintsev, over 96.5% of the country has been retaken by pro-government forces and militia. Taking into account that a large part of northwestern Syria is controlled by the Turkish Armed Forces and various militant groups, including Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, the northwestern part of Syria is controlled by the US-led coalition and its proxies, the US-controlled area of al-Tanf and ISIS cells operating in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert as well as in the Euphrates Valley, it does not seem like pro-government forces are in control of 96.5% of Syria.

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  1. When will Syria and its allies take on the worst terrorists occupying portions of Syria – and no, I do not mean the mercenaries in Idlib, but rather the regular forces of uninvited foreign countries, particular the US and Israel (Russia can likely lean on Turkey to get them to eventually withdraw)?

  2. Here is the story of a real hero Chaplain Captain Charlie Angelo Liteky from Jacksonville, Florida. He won the Medal of Honor for saving over 20 lives while wounded himself but later renounced it after learning how corrupt the U.S. Government and Military were:

    He spent two stints in federal prison and gave up a lifetime pension as well. This is a man who put actions before words.

  3. I urge Gordon and Jim to go to a recruiting station in the nearest Mall with cameras rolling and ask some rude questions and show the answers on VT.

  4. If you are thinking of joining our military, go into a recruiting office in a mall and ask these high paid recruiters some rude questions like why should you put your life on the line when the cowardly generals are well behind the lines ordering you to do criminal acts like trespassing or invading another country with zero authority. Don’t do it. It isn’t worth it. Boycott the totally corrupt military of U.S. gangsters and criminals. This is the only kind of language they might understand.

  5. The criminals in the U.S. are in Syria as trespassers and invaders with zero legal authority to be there. The officers and enlisted men and women are carrying out totally illegal orders and should demonstrate some guts and lay down on the ground until their supervisors decide to obey the international laws they are breaking.
    Shame shame shame on the outlaws in the United States of America today. Russia has every right to bomb them out of there immediately right now today! America is going down the tubes quickly now under the criminal Israeli control.
    Syria owes Russia debt of gratitude for life.

    • Stop idolizing these criminals in the U.S. Military. Boycott, boycott, boycott this criminal organization of gangsters and thugs with fancy uniforms and medals on, carrying out totally illegal orders all over this planet. Laws must be changed to allow citizens to convene grand juries and indict these criminals in our military trespassing and invading Syria over there totally without any legal authority whatsoever. Shame shame shame….on them.

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