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Russia: Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu briefs Putin on completion of Aleppo operation03:54

Russia: Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu briefs Putin on completion of Aleppo operation

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 23, 2016 at 12:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

The recapturing of Aleppo is an “essential part for full normalisation in Syria”, President Vladimir Putin claimed at a meeting with Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow on Friday.

During the meeting, right before the President’s annual marathon Q&A with journalists, Shoigu reported to Putin on the completion of the operation in Aleppo.

The Defence Minister outlined that the operation took place in two stages: “the first stage was the liberation of 115 blocks of the city, it is nearly 82 square kilometres”. He added “seven humanitarian corridors were created, almost 110,000 people left the city through these corridors, 9,000 militants laid down their weapons”.

Earlier on Thursday the Syrian Army announced that the government forces gained full control over Aleppo.

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The recapturing of Aleppo is an “essential part for full normalisation in Syria”, President Vladimir Putin claimed at a meeting with Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in Moscow on Friday.

During the meeting, right before the President’s annual marathon Q&A with journalists, Shoigu reported to Putin on the completion of the operation in Aleppo.

The Defence Minister outlined that the operation took place in two stages: “the first stage was the liberation of 115 blocks of the city, it is nearly 82 square kilometres”. He added “seven humanitarian corridors were created, almost 110,000 people left the city through these corridors, 9,000 militants laid down their weapons”.

Earlier on Thursday the Syrian Army announced that the government forces gained full control over Aleppo.

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