Russian Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy (YouTube)
Bloomberg: Top Russian General Says Syria Civil War 'Practically Stopped'
* Syrian government forces not attacking rebels, Rudskoi says
* Putin warns will take ‘very long time’ to resolve Syria crisis
A top Russian general said the six-year civil war in Syria has been “practically stopped,” in part thanks to the establishment of four safe zones there under an initiative aimed at shoring up a cease-fire. But President Vladimir Putin said a lasting resolution remains distant.
Lt. General Sergei Rudskoi said that Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power are no longer attacking opposition forces but focusing on Islamic State, the former al-Qaeda wing in Syria and affiliated terrorist groups, according to an emailed statement on Friday. Civilians are making their way back to liberated territory, where the authorities are restoring residential buildings and infrastructure and schools, Rudskoi said.
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Update #1: Syria War Almost Stopped as Groups 'Sponsored' by Riyadh, Doha Suspended Actions (Sputnik)
Update #2: Russian MoD Announces Civil War in Syria Almost Stopped (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: It is too early to make such a claim.