Exactly five years ago, on September 30, 2015, Russia officially deployed its military units to Syria to assist Damascus in the fight against the IS terrorist group.
According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the tasks set by the president have been completed. IS in Syria has been completely destroyed. “Not a single terrorist entered Russia,” more than 133,000 militants were eliminated.
90% of Russian pilots and 60% of sailors received combat experience. The most important result for Russia was the emergence of permanent military bases in Latakia and Tartus.
The effective actions of the RF Armed Forces in the SAR have strengthened Moscow’s influence on the world stage.