The Russian defense Minister Shoigu said about taking the «last Bastion» of ISIS in Syria

Troops of Syria with the support of Russian aviation recaptured from the «Islamic state» (ISIS) of the Syrian town of Abu Kamal on the border with Iraq, which was the last major stronghold of militants in Syria, said the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the press service of the defense Ministry of Russia.

«Today started demining and cleaning of Abu Kemal. This is the last major stronghold and the center, where she focused quite a large group of terrorists. Some of them destroyed, some crossed the Euphrates, and moves in the Northern direction,» – said Shoigu.

The capture of Abu Kemal also reported the Syrian army on 9 November.

ISIS still retains control over certain desert areas and villages near Abu Kemal, on several localities in adjacent areas of Iraq, but also in a few other points scattered in both countries.

«Islamic state» is an international terrorist organization, whose fighters and affiliated groups, in addition to Syria, engaged in combat in Iraq, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Algeria, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Nigeria.




The Russian defense Minister Shoigu said about taking the «last Bastion» of ISIS in Syria 10.11.2017

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