Foreign Ministry: Russia calls on stakeholders in the fight against IG forces to create the counter-terrorism front


MOSCOW, November 13. Moscow strongly condemns the bloody terrorist attack in Beirut. This was stated by the Russian foreign Ministry.

“On the evening of 12 November in the southern Beirut suburb of Burj al – Barajne in a crowded place suicide was committed a double attack. Reportedly, Lebanese media, the victims were already 43 people, and this number is growing. Wounded 239 people, – said in comments. The responsibility for this carnage took grouping “Islamic state” (banned in Russia), prompted his actions by revenge “heretics-Shia”.

Russia “expresses sincere condolences to the bereaved families, wish those injured a speedy recovery”.

“Outraged by the despicable terrorist attack against civilians in the Lebanese capital and strongly condemn this yet another barbaric atrocity of extremists on the long-suffering land of Lebanon, stressed in dipvedomstva. – Executors and customers of this crime should be punished. This is a new bloody attempts to tamper with civil peace and sow interfaith discord in this Russia-friendly country”.

Moscow again calls on all forces in the middle East and beyond, interested in the eradication of the “Islamic state” and other similar criminal organizations, “to unite in a common front on counter-terrorism the universal legal basis, so that in the shortest possible time to defeat the terrorists and restore stability to the middle East region”.

“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).