MOSCOW, 6 March. The uprising in Syria Raqqah militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” shows its unavoidable collapse, said the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich.
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This opinion he expressed to journalists, commenting on a report by the Iranian news Agency tasnim that the inhabitants of the city rebelled against the Islamists and recaptured a number of areas.
“Revolt of the inhabitants of the Syrian Cancers is truly a significant event,” says the Senator, because “people usually rises to such spontaneous actions against the occupation regimes, when underneath begins to stagger soil”. “And the rebellion in raqqa, regardless of its outcome – evidence of the inevitable collapse of the IG,” – said the Klintsevich.
Events in raqqa, said the MP, also “clearly” confirm that Russia “has found the optimal algorithm of action in Syria,” although “a decisive turning point in the fight against terrorists has not yet come”.
Sunday, residents of the Syrian city of raqqa (520 km from Damascus), which the militants consider to be their “capital”, staged a revolt against Islamists. As reported by the Iranian Agency tasnim, residents managed to fight off radicals a number of areas, as well as to take the bridge al-jadīd.
Since March 2013, raqqa is under the control of the Islamic state and “dzhebhat EN-nusra” (both terrorist groups 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).
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