HAMIM (Latakia, Syria), March 6. Several armed groups of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia organization) focused on Turkey, militants are preparing an attack on a town in Syria where Kurds live.
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This was reported on Sunday the head of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Lieutenant General Sergei Kurylenko.
“In Turkey, in the area of the settlement Nusaybin (1.5 km from the Syrian border) is concentrated several of the armed groups ISIS (the former name of the grouping “Islamic state”). According to our information, terrorists are preparing an attack on the settlement Kamyshlyja, located on Syrian territory and inhabited by the Syrian Kurds,” said he.
According to the Russian Center for reconciliation, the terrorists do not leave attempts to derail the peace process in Syria, including cross-border provoking Turkey to send troops.
The shelling of Turkish territory
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“On March 6, the militants “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia organization) several times fired from mortars from the territory of Turkey in the area of the settlement of Metelli. The actions of militants aimed at provoking a return fire from the Turkish military and putting their units on the territory of Syria, which will inevitably lead to the disruption of the peace process,” he said Kurylenko.
He also reported that the militants group “Jund al-Malihah” in the province of Dara’a had blocked road links between settlements Nahta and al-Harak. “They stop cars with civilians and threaten them with punishment for refusal to participate in hostilities”, – said the General.
In addition, according to Korolenko, in the area of the settlement NARB-Nafs in the province of Hama terrorists carried out the staged shooting clashes between two armed groups, which “will be used to accuse the Syrian army of violating the cessation of hostilities”.
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The cessation of hostilities between government forces and armed opposition in Syria came into force on 27 February at 00:00 time of Damascus (01:00 GMT). An hour before the truce the UN Security Council adopted a resolution in support of the cessation of collisions. The document, prepared by Russia and the United States, received the support of all 15 members of the security Council. The ceasefire does not apply to extremist groups “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-nusra” and other formations, the security Council recognized terrorist.
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).
The Islamic state in Iraq and Syria
The territory under the control of militants, foreign mercenaries in the ranks of the terrorist group and the largest terrorist attacks of the IG – infographic