• Shoigu advised the opposition to fight the militants in the areas of de-escalation in Syria

  • The armed Syrian opposition got their own to deal with the terrorists trapped inside areas of de-escalation. The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu on Sunday, August 13, said in an interview with TV channel "Russia 24", the video is available on the website Вести.Ru.

    The Minister recalled that one of the main problems of the operation in Syria there was an office of the opposition from terrorists. Zone of de-escalation, in fact, there is such a distinction. "When we said here is a zone of de-escalation, there is moderate and not so moderate opposition, but the opposition. There are no bandits. But if there are bandits there, it is the opposition that is inside this zone of de-escalation, have to deal with them," said he.

    A key point on the map of Syria Shoigu called the city of Deir ez-Zor, blocked militants grouping "Islamic state" (IG banned in Russia) in 2014. He believes that the release of this item will be the turning point in the fight against terrorists.

    In may 2017 the country-guarantors of a ceasefire in Syria (Russia, Turkey and Iran) adopted the decision on creation of multiple zones of de-escalation. They are located in Idlib, HOMS, Eastern ghouta, as well as the provinces of Deraa and Quneitra. In these areas prohibited the use of weapons.

    Armed conflict in Syria began in spring 2011. According to the UN, the victims were more than 220 thousand people. Russia takes part in the campaign against the Islamic state on the territory of the country in the autumn of 2015. Aviation group deployed on the basis Hamim. In addition to aviation, for the destruction of the Islamists, the military has used ships and submarines.


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