“The total number of liberated towns by the army men since the start of 2017 stands now at 227,” the Russian center said in statement published in the Russian Defense Ministry’s website.
The Russian center further added that 3,950 sq/km of land has been captured by the army soldiers from terrorists since January 1.
The Russian Defense Ministry announced earlier today that the number of armed battalions claiming to be observing truce in Syria has risen to 143.
“The number of armed formations, which have claimed to observe the ceasefire regime in accordance with the Reconciliation Agreement of February 27, 2016, has reached 143,” the Russian Defense Ministry’s Center for Syrian Reconciliation said in a daily bulletin.
The bulletin added that the total number of signed reconciliation agreements remaining 1,464, while the negotiations on joining the ceasefire regime continued among field commanders from detachments of armed opposition in Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Hama, and Quneitra provinces.
The nationwide Syrian ceasefire regime was introduced on December 30, 2016. Terrorist organizations are not part of the ceasefire.