The Pentagon reported that «Islamic state» has not yet completely defeated in Syria

In Syria there are about 3 thousand fighters of the «Islamic state», which are deployed mainly along the Euphrates river South of the city of Deir El-Tzur. On 6 December, said the official representative of the Ministry of defense Eric Pahon, told The New York Times.

According to him, about 2 thousand U.S. troops remain in the country, providing support in the fight against terrorism.

In comments to the TASS Pachon assured that ISIS «was not completely defeated or destroyed in Syria.» The Pentagon spokesman stressed that «the battle is far from complete.»

6 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin, citing the information of the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said about the full defeat of ISIS in Syria. He noted that ended anti-terrorist operation in the Western and Eastern banks of the Euphrates.

The military conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, Kurds and the militants of the «Islamic state».

In September 2014 operation start against ISIL coalition led by the United States.

In September 2015 to conflict joined Russia. In March 2016, Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main Russian forces from the country, but aviation group Russia continues to inflict strikes on the positions of forces opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.




The Pentagon reported that «Islamic state» has not yet completely defeated in Syria 07.12.2017

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