Special operation of the Russian Armed Forces
in the Syrian Arab Republic

Combat experience

Over 48,000 troops of the Russian Armed Forces have gained experience in the Syrian Arab Republic. More than 14,000 servicemen have been awarded state decorations.

Most samples of the Russian military hardware have been tested during the military operation in Syria. In total, 215 types of armament have been operated in Syria. In total, 702 disadvantages and deficiencies have been detected. 99% of them have been corrected.

Special Operation Forces eliminated heads of illegal armed formations and terrorists’ objects behind enemy’s lines. They also corrected aviation and artillery strikes using newest aiming and targeting systems.

Kalibr and Kh-101 high-precision long range missiles hit the most important insurgents’ objects. Ships and submarines carried out 100 strikes, strategic bombers – 66 ones at the distance of 500-1,500 kilometers. Each missile has engaged the assigned target.

Special Operation Forces demonstrated high level of professionalism and complicated task performance readiness.

  • In total, 80% tactical and 90% army aircraft crews carried out 100-120 combat sorties. Pilots of long-range aviation practised delivering strikes on important terrorists’ objects. In total, aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces have conducted 34,000 combat sorties.

  • According to the Defence Minister, for the first time, pilots of ship-based aircraft have been involved in the warfare. They carried out 420 combat sorties from the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

  • S-400, S-300V, and Pantsyr air defence systems jointly with fighter aircraft provided complete superiority to the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syrian sky. There have been no cases of breaching security zones of the Russian bases in Tartus and Khmeimim.

Russian troops eliminated

8000 armored vehicles and pickups with large-caliber machine guns
718 plants producing weapons and munitions
60318 militants
819 heads of illegal armed formations
2840 former citizens of the Russian Federation
396 396 sites of illegal oil production and refinery
4100 tankers

Russian troops cleared

6 533 hectares
1 410 км km of roads
17 138 buildings
105 тысяч 54 explosive devices

Russian Aerospace Forces supported:

Liberation of 1,024 settlements and towns of Syria, including Aleppo, Palmyra, Uqayribat, Deir ez-Zor, Mayadin, and Abu Kamal.
Returning of 1,300,000 refugees to their homes.
Deprivation of terrorist organizations of income sources from oil trafficking (not less than $3,000,000 per day).

Humanitarian mission in Syria

Unique in its scale and complexity humanitarian operation have been conducted in Aleppo. Over four days, 28,752 people have been evacuated from the city.

Humanitarian corridors as well as temporary accommodation and medical support posts have been deployed. This operation has been held for the first time.

Four de-escalation zones have been deployed for the first time to stop the warfare.

Deployment of these zones promoted reaching of ceasefire between armed opposition formations and SAA. Russia, Iran, and Turkey are the guarantors of ceasefire observation.

Due to operations held by the Russian Reconciliation Centre, 2,301 settlements and towns with population of 10,500,000 people have joined the ceasefire regime.

Syrian people regularly receive humanitarian assistance. 1,696 humanitarian actions have been held in order to provide food supplies to 700,000 people.

The Russian side provides assistance to the United Nations and International Red Cross Committee in delivering humanitarian cargos.

Mine Action Centre in Syria

Officers of the International Mine Action Centre of the Russian Armed Forces have trained 740 Syrian troops. The Syrian military engineers are conducting mine action operations.

Russian military medics provided assistance to 66,582 civilians, 435 ones have been evacuated to medical establishments using aviation medical modules.


Aviation group of the Russian Aerospace Forces at the Khmeimim airfield and combat service support centre of the Russian Navy in Tartus have been functioning in Syria.

Modern military and social infrastructure has been established there. These two bases allow supporting strategic stability in the region as well as suppressing possible insertion of terrorist groupings in Syria.

In order to create conditions for political settlement of the conflict, session of the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue is being organized.

Representatives of all ethnic and confessional groups, political parties, and armed groupings in Syria were invited to take part in the session.