BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense said on Thursday that more than 23,000 militants were killed in Syria throughout 2018.
“In 2018, more than 23,000 terrorists were killed in Syria, in addition to destroying 159 tanks, 57 armored vehicles, more than 900 cannons and about 3 thousand machine gun-equipped cars belonging to terrorist groups,” the Russian Ministry of Defense’s statement began.
In addition to killing 23,000 in 2018, the Russian Ministry of Defense said that the grand total has exceeded over 87,000 militants since 2015.
“Since September 2015, more than 87,000 terrorists and their leaders were killed and more than (4500) terrorists from the Commonwealth of Independent States were also killed,” the Ministry of Defense continued.
The statement added that ” about 1,000 field camps, 10 thousand ammunition and fuel warehouses, 650 tanks and 700 vehicles belonging to terrorists in Syria were also destroyed.”
The Russian military entered the Syrian conflict on behalf of the Syrian government in September of 2015.
Since they entered the war, the Russian military has helped the Syrian Armed Forces retake most of the country, while also eliminating a large number of terrorists in the process.