The destroyed refugee camp, Armuchee: Mikhail Voskresensky / RIA Novosti
Terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) is a U.S. ally in the task of political regime change in Syria. This statement was made by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, reports RIA Novosti.
“The state Department said recently that ISIS has not been defeated, and in order to defeat it, a key prerequisite is regime change in Syria,” — he said at a meeting with the head of the Portuguese foreign Minister Santos Silva.
“Confirmed my hunch that the Islamic state is considered by the Americans as justification for its military presence in Syria, and almost as an ally in the fight against the Syrian regime,” he continued, adding that Washington’s main purpose is not to win over the terrorists and regime change in Syria.
On 17 November it was reported that during the strikes of the international coalition led by the US in Syria has killed at least 40 civilians. On 15 November it became known about death as a result of blows of the American coalition of at least 17 civilians in the village of BU-Badran, located in the same province. The day before the allies used cluster bombs for air strikes on human settlements, Hagin and Schaaf in the province of Deir ez-Zor.
In may, the U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis said that the us troops will not leave Syria until the situation in the region will not be stable, despite the statements of US President Donald trump about the almost complete defeat of the “Islamic state” in Syria and the imminent withdrawal of us troops from the country.
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