RFE/RL: Russia says Syrian forces recaptured large amount of territory in recent months

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Syrian government troops backed by Russian forces have recaptured huge swathes of territory from opposition forces in the previous two months.

Shoigu told Rossia 1 television on August 12 that the amount of territory regained by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since June is twice as large as that which was controlled by Damascus in September 2015, when Russian forces began aiding Syrian forces with air strikes.

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