BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Since Russia’s military intervention in Syria in September of 2015, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been able to recapture a large chunk of the country that was either controlled by the Islamic State (ISIS) or rebel forces.
As shown in the map above, the overwhelming majority of the territory retaken by the Syrian Arab Army since Russia’s intervention took place at the start of 2018.
The Syrian Arab Army was able to retake almost all of the territories controlled by the Islamic State in the Badiya Al-Sham region, including the strategic border-city of Albukamal in Deir Ezzor.
The military intervention helped put an end to the stalemate in the Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia governorates, while also paving the way for the Syrian Arab Army to finally retake the vast desert area under ISIS control.
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