Syria is completely liberated from the terrorists of the IG *, the remnants of the militants were defeated in Deir-ez-Zor by General Hasan Suhel, declared the head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov.
"All the bandit formations of the IG * in Syria have been destroyed, and the territory itself has been liberated," RIA Novosti quotes Gerasimova as saying.
This information, according to the head of the General Staff, an hour ago, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Valery Gerasimov noted that the troops of General Sukhel and the fifth Volunteer Assault Corps defeated the last positions of terrorists in the province of Deir ez Zor and, having liberated the settlements of Salihia, El-Khite, El-Katya and Musalah, joined with the government forces advancing from the south.
"Thus, to date, the territory under the control of the IG in Syria does not exist," Gerasimov said.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the terrorist group IG was completely routed on both banks of the Euphrates in Syria.
On Monday, December 4, the US ambassador in Moscow, John Huntsman, said that the successes in the fight against the IG in Syria have been achieved through cooperation between Russia and the United States.
* Organization, in respect of which the court accepted an inured decision on liquidation or prohibition of the activity on the grounds provided the Federal Law "On Countering Extremist Activity"