Russian foreign Minister: urgent international efforts to combat terrorists in Libya

Russian foreign Minister: urgent international efforts to combat terrorists in Libya


MOSCOW, January 9. In Moscow resolutely condemn the terrorist attacks in Libya have taken banned in Russia terrorist group “Islamic state”, and noted the urgency of international efforts to combat terrorists in this country and the middle East in General. This was stated today at the Russian foreign Ministry.

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“In the last days of the military-political situation in Libya has seriously worsened”, – noted in the Ministry. In particular, recalled in depodesta, January 3, the militants tried to capture the oil port of Sidra (370 km from Benghazi), and on January 7 in the town Zliten (160 km from Tripoli) on-site training center coast guard had carried out the attack, which, according to various estimates, more than 80 people died and dozens were injured. On the same day, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint at the entrance to the city of RAS Lanuf (350 km from Benghazi), where is located oil refinery.

“Responsibility for the attacks was taken by the grouping of the IG,” – said the Russian foreign Ministry. “In Moscow strongly condemn these criminal actions and Express empathy and solidarity with the Libyan people. We reaffirm the need for urgent and coordinated international efforts to eradicate the terrorist threat in Libya and the middle East as a whole”, – stressed in dipvedomstva.

The Russian foreign Ministry also noted that the increase in the activities of extremists in Libya “makes even more urgent the task of implementing the resolutions of the UN security Council 2259, aimed at establishing the rule of law on the entire Libyan territory, the effective fight against terrorism and restoring the economy of the country.”

“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).

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