BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – Damascus has completely restored control over the Syrian-Jordanian border, as revealed by Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Colonel General Sergei Rudskoy, during a briefing in Moscow on Thursday.

“Control over the Syrian-Jordanian border has been completely regained and conditions were created for resuming the activities of UN peacekeepers,” Rudskoy said.

He noted that international observers’ had stopped their work in the area in 2012 for security reasons.

“Today, UN peacekeepers accompanied by Russian military police patrolled the area for the first time over the past six years,” the Colonel added.

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SOT, Sergei Rudskoy, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (Russian): “During the operation, Syria’s Armed Forces, supported by Russia’s Aerospace Forces, completely eradicated ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra militant groups and established control over the territory of the As-Suwayda, Daraa and Quneitra provinces.”

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SOT, Sergei Rudskoy, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (Russian): “Yesterday, the General Suheil’s troops and the fourth tank division destroyed the last stronghold of ISIS in the southwest of Quneitra province, in the settlements of Qusayr, al-Quaya, al-Kharga.”

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SOT, Sergei Rudskoy, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (Russian): “During the operation in the southwest of Syria, 3,332 thousand square kilometres of territory were liberated; Syrian government regained control over 146 settlements, in 50 of them – peacefully, through negotiations.”

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M/S Slides *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Sergei Rudskoy, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (Russian): “Control over the Syrian-Jordanian border has been completely restored and conditions were created for resuming the activities of UN peacekeepers, deployed in the border area between Syria and Israel at Golan Heights, according to the UN Security Council’s resolution 350 from 1974. I would like to remind that the activities of international observers in that region were stopped in 2012 for security reasons.”

M/S Slides *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Sergei Rudskoy, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (Russian): “Today, UN peacekeepers accompanied by Russian military police patrolled the area for the first time over the past six years. For a transitional period, it’s planned to create eight observation posts of the Russian Armed Forces’ military police along the Bravo line. Once the situation stabilises, these posts will be handed over to Syrian government troops.”

 

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