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Russia announced the complete defeat of IS in Syria

The international terrorist organization “Islamic State” ceased to exist as a result of the Russian military operation in Syria. This was stated by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

“The international terrorist organization of the Islamic State in Syria has ceased to exist, not a single terrorist entered Russia,” the head of the department said.

According to him, IS finally defeated, “the entire international terrorist underground has suffered significant damage.” The minister said that the financial support of organizations and the system of their resource support has been disrupted.

Shoigu also added that the operation in Syria demonstrated the increased capabilities of the Russian Armed Forces, the readiness to provide military assistance to its allies and partners.

Earlier, in May, it became known that the United States was poorly prepared for attacks by the Islamic State terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq. Hassan Hassan, director of the Center for Global Policy's Geopolitics and Non-State Actors Program, said that if the group continues to be active, it will be difficult for the international community to contain it.

The Syrian civil war began in March 2011. The main participants in the conflict are government forces on the side of Bashar al-Assad, the so-called moderate opposition, and Islamist groups. The opposition is supported by Turkey, Russia is helping the Assad government.

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