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Gerasimov: the Russian army defeated the shock forces of terrorism in Syria

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In Syria, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation defeated terrorists on the distant approaches to the borders of our state, leads Interfax words of the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov.




If we did not intervene in Syria, what would happen? Look, in 2015, a little more than 10 percent of the territory under government control remained. A month or two, and by the end of 2015, Syria would have been completely under ISIS (IG, the group is banned in the Russian Federation). Iraq - for the most part too. ISIS would continue to grow, spread to neighboring countries. Several thousand of our "tribesmen" went there to fight. We would have to face this force already in our territory. They would act in the Caucasus, in Central Asia, in the Volga region. There would be problems of much greater order. We broke the back of the ISIS in Syria. In fact, our Armed Forces defeated the enemy on the distant approaches to the borders of our state,
said Gerasimov in an interview with the newspaper "Red Star".

He noted that with the start of events in Syria, the General Staff was monitoring the situation.

We understood that in addition to terrorist actions, they (terrorists) also use tactics. At the head of these gangs were commanders specially trained by instructors from a number of countries in the Middle East and Western countries. There were former Iraqi army officers. They captured during the period during the hostilities, a large number of weapons and equipment of the Iraqi and Syrian armies. Alone tanks and they had up to 1500 armored vehicles. Plus, somewhere around 1200 guns and mortars. It was actually a regular army,
told the Chief of General Staff.

He also noted that “on 30 of September 2015, their (terrorists) had about 59 thousands in all formations in Syria. Plus, over the past 2 of the year, they managed to recruit more about 10 thousands. (...) But for these 2 years, according to our data, about 60 000 militants were actually destroyed, of which more than 2800 came from the Russian Federation. ”

Our aviation with rather insignificant forces, it delivered 60-70 strikes daily against militants, infrastructure, and their bases. And during periods of high voltage - about 120-140 strokes per day. Only by such methods could the ridge of international terrorism in Syria be broken,
stressed Gerasimov.

The general noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin defined goals and tasks, was aware of the entire dynamics of the hostilities.

I usually report on the state of affairs and the implementation of tasks every morning and evening to the Minister of Defense, and he to the president. Once or twice a week, the minister reports to the president personally, presenting the necessary documents, maps, and video materials. Sometimes the Supreme Commander goes to me personally, sometimes with the Minister went to him for a report. The President defines the goals, objectives, he is aware of the entire dynamics of the fighting, and in every direction. And of course,
sets tasks for the future, said Gerasimov.
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  1. Thracian warrior
    Thracian warrior 29 December 2017 12: 35 New
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    But over these 2 years, according to our data, nearly 60 militants were actually destroyed, of which over 2800 - immigrants from the Russian Federation ”.
    The FSB missed them.
    1. Angel_and_Demon
      Angel_and_Demon 29 December 2017 12: 58 New
      +5
      Quote: Thracian warrior
      The FSB missed them.

      or maybe specifically allowed to leave Turkey, what would then be destroyed with less means?
      1. Thracian warrior
        Thracian warrior 29 December 2017 13: 42 New
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        In 2013-2014, the Chechens massively flew “to rest” in Antalya and “forgot to return. The FSB did not know that a couple of kilometers from the resort is a militant training camp? Definitely a jamb!
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 29 December 2017 14: 29 New
          +2
          Quote: Thracian warrior
          In 2013-2014, the Chechens massively flew “to rest” in Antalya and “forgot to return. The FSB did not know that a couple of kilometers from the resort is a militant training camp? Definitely a jamb!

          Why cant? Russian citizens flew - Russians, Tatars, Chechens, etc. to "rest", all with a passport on hand. The federal wanted list is not listed. As long as they are “tourists”, until someone crosses the border and picks up weapons, there can be no show of them. They replenish the list already upon the transition. And the FSB has a list for receiving "tourists" when they will return from "rest" to present a list of articles from the Criminal Code.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 29 December 2017 12: 39 New
    +3
    In general, NS correctly said everything ... "Oil painting."
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 29 December 2017 12: 52 New
      +3
      Here is an interesting video from ABU-KEMAL ... I don’t understand the truth than they’re beaten by terrorists what the last blow is good ... everything came out with a shock wave.
      1. Angel_and_Demon
        Angel_and_Demon 29 December 2017 13: 01 New
        +5
        Quote: The same Lech
        Here is an interesting video from ABU-KEMAL ... I don’t understand the truth than they’re beaten by terrorists

        this is an assembly, it’s smeared in the upper part when and with what, but where did the video come from the Arabs, this is another question
      2. Alexander War
        Alexander War 29 December 2017 13: 04 New
        +1
        KM-8 "Face" or Kitolov-2M https://topwar.ru/25808-upravlyaemye-boepripasy-k
        itolov-2-i-kitolov-2m.html
      3. MoJloT
        MoJloT 29 December 2017 14: 50 New
        +1
        The scale of destruction is striking, not a single whole structure. But the barmays are buried at 5+, with a twinkle.
  3. Yuyuka
    Yuyuka 29 December 2017 12: 57 New
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    Now comes a new stage in the struggle with those who interfere with establishing a peaceful life in Syria - creating reservations for them. Since the Americans do not want to leave, it is necessary to create conditions for their "rest" - let them control everything inside these zones, but everything that comes out or comes is destroyed or it just "disappears" repeat
  4. Anyone
    Anyone 29 December 2017 13: 11 New
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    In Syria, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation defeated terrorists on the far approaches to the borders of our state

    It seems to me alone that no one talks about the Syrian Arab army in the context of the defeat of the Islamic State? )))
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 29 December 2017 13: 16 New
    +4
    "A month or two, and by the end of 2015, Syria would be completely under ISIS" ////

    ISIS was only in eastern Syria. And Assad almost overthrew all sorts of Islamic Fronts, which are on their knives with ISIS. Of the two years of hostilities, the VKS did not engage in ISIS for the first year. And hollowed out all the other fighters. When they were driven back to Idlib, ISIS was engaged.
    1. sogdy
      sogdy 29 December 2017 14: 27 New
      +1
      Quote: voyaka uh
      all sorts of Islamic Fronts, which with ISIS themselves are on knives

      Well, yes, yes, and funding from a single source ...
      Warrior, well, why make the discovery of millennia ago?
      1. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 29 December 2017 16: 35 New
        +3
        Quote: sogdy
        Well, yes, yes, and funding from a single source.
        And Israel's "friends" are also the result of US activities
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 29 December 2017 20: 00 New
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        And financing of different groups - from completely different sources. One helps the Saudis, the other - Qatar, the third - Turkey. Fourth - SSA - America.
        1. sogdy
          sogdy 30 December 2017 18: 40 New
          +1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          And financing of different groups - from completely different sources. One helps the Saudis, the other - Qatar, the third - Turkey. Fourth - SSA - America.

          Vojaa, apparently, you already have a poor understanding of the Russian language: not one, but one.
          The Saudis - whose money was taken over by the United States without substantiating the statement about the sponsorship of terrorists.
          Qatar - after the execution of the ruling family and the blockade by forces of those who are financially controlled by the United States.
          Turkey - there are three of them now. Which one? You can not answer.
          Those. You have confirmed what was said
          Quote: sogdy
          Well, yes, yes, and funding from a single source ...
    2. Yuyuka
      Yuyuka 29 December 2017 15: 22 New
      +1
      ISIS was only in eastern Syria.

      the east is a delicate matter (s) ... just a few meters east went a couple of meters - already the "old east" has become the "new west"

      Of the two years of hostilities, the VKS did not engage in ISIS for the first year. And hollowed out all the other fighters.

      well, if you had said this to Shoigu, he would have sent you ... to Evdokimov - "... some strange ones ... when would I sort them there?" (c) request

      and about the year 2015 ... before, they only managed to show how they cut their heads, and now the barmalei already "don’t wave their fists after a fight" - why wave something if the head is separate and the fists are separate. This is the main result of the outgoing year. hi
  6. Thracian warrior
    Thracian warrior 29 December 2017 17: 14 New
    +1
    Quote: Nyrobsky

    Why cant? Russian citizens flew - Russians, Tatars, Chechens, etc. to "rest", all with a passport on hand. The federal wanted list is not listed. As long as they are “tourists”, until someone crosses the border and picks up weapons, there can be no show of them.
    After the non-return of the 10th, 50th, they did not suspect anything and did not accept any prevention in view of the confiscation of the passport, but this was not a jamb.
    And you might have thought Assad would free of charge get rid of the Islamic radicals of the Russian Federation, but things went wrong.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 30 December 2017 00: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: Thracian warrior
      After the non-return of the 10th, 50th, they did not suspect anything and did not accept any prevention in view of the confiscation of the passport, but this was not a jamb.

      It is possible to suspect, but the problem is that until they violate the law, nothing can be presented. request
  7. Esoteric
    Esoteric 30 December 2017 08: 15 New
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    Gerasimov: the Russian army defeated the shock forces of terrorism in Syria


    It’s a pity that there wasn’t enough strength to finish off these "snake nests", where these forces restore:
  8. vinni-puk
    vinni-puk 30 December 2017 16: 59 New
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    Barmaley flew away, but they promised to return.
  9. trampoline instructor
    trampoline instructor 30 December 2017 21: 09 New
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    It turns out that they very successfully “broke the ridge”, but then the metro will explode, then the supermarket ...