Putin: Russia ready to cooperate with Lebanon in the fight against terrorism, including ISIS


MOSCOW, November 13. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent a telegram of condolences to the President of the chamber of deputies of the Lebanese Republic Nabih Berri, in connection with human victims in the attack in the suburbs of Beirut.

About it reports a press-service of the head of state.

Vladimir Putin expressed the hope that performers and customers of this crime will be punished, stressing that Russia is ready for close interaction with the Lebanese authorities in the fight against terrorism, in particular, with the extremist group “Islamic state” (IG).

The Russian President conveyed words of sympathy and support to the families of the victims and wishes of speedy recovery to the injured.

Explosions on the outskirts of Beirut

November 12 two suicide bomber on a motorcycle, which are used to deliver Express mail and deliveries, carried out the attacks in Burj El-Barajne on the southern outskirts of Beirut.

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Therefore, they easily managed to pass the checkpoints in the densely populated area. Place for their attacks, they chose the busy area of ain-es-Sikka, which is a Shiite mosque and the popular shopping centre “al-Mansour”. According to the latest data of the Ministry of health of the country, were killed 41 people and more than 200 were injured.

Sources in security agencies said that the explosions took place with a small interval. The second terrorist detonated the explosives when the street is emptied of crowds. According to some, was a third attacker who wormed into the crowd. He was wearing a belt with explosives. However, he was killed along with civilians during the second explosion. The dead terrorist was found among the victims at the Mall.

Experts lay the responsibility for the attacks on the Sunni extremist group “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-nusra” (banned in Russia).

About grouping “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” and “Islamic state”

The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.

“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).