MOSCOW, January 11. The U.S. should follow Russia’s example and to support all forces that really opposed the terrorists in Syria, according to the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich. About it the Senator told journalists, commenting on the words of the chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff of VS Russian Federation Lieutenant General Sergey Rudskoy that the Russian aviation supports the offensive of the units of the Syrian opposition, leading the fight against terrorists.
“Russia has once again proved that she in Syria have no political preferences, and she is ready to help everyone who is really opposed to the terrorists of the Islamic state (a terrorist organization banned in Russia), be it government forces or the Syrian opposition,” – said Klintsevich. The Senator stressed that the statement Rudskoy – “it’s not just a statement of fact”. “This message, in my opinion, should be considered as a proposal of the United States to follow our example”, – said the MP.
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As the aircraft of the Russian Federation helps to fight with terrorists in Syria
“It would be very desirable in the near future to read the world news agencies the following: the units of Syrian government forces with the support of the us air force continues successful offensive against positions of terrorists… Or is very very unscientific fiction?” – said the Klintsevich.
On January 11 the chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff Lieutenant-General Sergey rudskoy has informed that the Russian aircraft “to strike the interests of the 11 units of the democratic opposition, with more than 7 thousand people.” According to him, only in the last few days of Air and space forces of Russia has conducted 19 air strikes in the interests of troops grouping “Jaish al Ahrar – Ashir” (the army of the free tribes), which is part of the “southern front” free Syrian army.
Earlier in the General staff reported that in Syria are fighting government forces in addition to more than 150 units of the opposition. The head of the General staff army General Valery Gerasimov noted that in support of the opposition, Russian aviation causes 30 to 40 strikes a day.
Russia is conducting operation against terrorists in Syria from 30 September 2015, acting at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“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).