Russian Defense Minister announced freeing of 500,000 square kilometers of Syrian territory. In fact, Syria is 3 times smaller


Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that during the Russian military operation in Syriaб 503,223 square kilometers of its territory was freed.

The whole area of ​​Syria is about 185,000 square kilometers, which is about 2.7 times smaller than the territory the Russian Defense Minister claimed to have been freed.

Shoigu also claims that as a result of Russian military operation, 998 settlements were liberated, 948 training camps and 1,500 pieces military equipment of terrorists destroyed.

According to Russian Defense Minister, no more than 5% of the territory of Syria remains under the control of the Islamic State.