Lavrov and Kerry discussed international assistance to the political process in Syria and fighting ISIS


MOSCOW, November 6. The head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry discussed by telephone international assistance in Syria starting political negotiations. This was reported in the Russian depodesta.

“They also discussed the theme of the fight against the ISIL (the former name of the terrorist group “Islamic state” is forbidden on the territory of the Russian Federation – ed.) and other terrorist groups in the middle East”, – is informed in the foreign Ministry.

“ISLAMIC STATE”

“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).