Thanks to Russian forces, the Islamic State in Syria has been defeated, based on Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, who claimed that greater than 133,000 terrorists have been killed within the nation over the previous 5 years. Shoigu was writing within the Russian military newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda, on the fifth anniversary of Moscow’s army operation within the Levant. The minister believes that Russia helped protect Syrian statehood, stop the unfold of terrorism to different nations, and in the end defeated the Islamic State (previously ISIS) in Syria.READ MORE: US troops working (illegally) in Syria tried to dam Russian patrol regardless of being warned, Moscow says, after autos collide“When discussing Syria, sometimes the question arises: did Russia do the right thing by taking on this difficult task?” Shoigu wrote. “But, every time, we can prove that the mission in Syria was not only the correct decision, but the only possible one.” Read extra According to the minister, the Syrian Arab Armed Forces have liberated 1,024 cities with the help of Russian air assist, which means that 88 % of the nation’s territory is now below the management of the federal government. He additionally famous that greater than 133,000 militants had been killed, together with 4,500 from Russia and different allied Commonwealth of Independent States nations.“The task set five years ago by the supreme commander-in-chief [President Vladimir Putin] has been fully completed. The international terrorist organization Islamic State has ceased to exist in Syria, and not a single terrorist entered Russia,” the minister wrote.The Russian operation started on September 30, 2015, after Syrian President Bashar Assad requested army support from the Kremlin, in a authorized move. The worldwide response to Russia’s intervention has been blended, with nations near the US, which illegally attacked Damascus, denouncing Moscow’s function and in the end imposing sanctions.Like this story? Share it with a good friend!