At the moment, there are about 750 militants in Al-Shaddadah and 350 in Al-Tanf on the Syrian-Jordanian border, according to Gerasimov, who said the Russian military has been watching the training at the Al-Tanf base for some time. "When the control [of the Syrian forces] loosened, as many as 350 militants left the area", Gerasimov said, noting that the nearby town of Al-Qaryatayn was under threat of being captured by the militants had the Russian forces not repelled the offensive.
Assad's main ally Russian Federation also said on Wednesday the main battle with Islamic State in Syria was over.
"They seem to be moving with impunity through the regime-held territory, showing that the [Syrian] regime is clearly either unwilling or unable to defeat Daesh within their borders", the United Kingdom general told reporters.
"Thus, during the battle for Deir ez-Zor, for other settlements in the Euphrates River valley, the use of auto bombs have reached nearly a mass scale", Gerasimov said.
Currently, the entire perimeter of the 55-kilometer zone of the Al-Tanf base is blocked by the Syrian troops. 'But after they are worked with, they change their spots and take on another name. Russian Federation has backed al-Assad but has partially withdrawn its troops out of the country.
A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces calls his comrades during the fighting with Islamic State fighters in Raqqa, Syria, August 14, 2017.
Despite saying that the Syrian government is not doing enough to stop ISIS militants from moving through its territory, the US-led coalition fighting the group does not intend to target militants in those areas, a senior coalition official said on Wednesday.
Iraq declared victory against ISIS earlier this month.
"Due to the commitment of the Coalition and the demonstrated competence of our partners in Iraq and Syria, there are estimated to be less than 1,000 ISIS terrorists in our combined joint area of operations, most of whom are being hunted down in the desert regions in eastern Syria and Western Iraq", the coalition said in a statement to Reuters. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the key task in Syria was now destroying another Islamist group, the Nusra Front.