The Syrian Arab Army has restored control over 150km of border with Iraq, lowering Daesh capabilities in movement of militants and arms, the chief of the Russian General Staff said on Monday.

Moreover, some 20,000 square meters of the Syrian territory was freed from terrorists in past 2 months, which is 40 percent of whole liberated territory, chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy said.

Since June, the Syrian government forces have liberated from Daesh 55 towns in Aleppo province.

“In the north-east of the Aleppo province, in the area of the Euphrates River, the Syrian armed forces continue an offensive against the Daesh terrorists. At least 55 populated areas were liberated in the region since June 1,” Rudskoi said.

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