Published on Feb 16, 2016
Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said anti-Damascus groups are receiving reinforcements, weapons and ammunition from dusk to dawn. He also said terrorists are evacuating their families to the Turkish border as the situation around the city of Aleppo is becoming more serious. According to Konashenkov, the Syrian army has liberated over 800 square kilometers of the territory and 73 populated settlements from terrorists since early February. He stressed that Russian jets have made 444 sorties in the past six days targeting almost 16-hundred terrorist facilities in Syria.