MOSCOW, November 3. Contact the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation with a moderate opposition in Syria is useful for the political process. This was stated by the representative of Russian President for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
“The Russian foreign Ministry is aware of these contacts reaffirm their fruitful”, – said a senior diplomat.
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As the aircraft of the Russian Federation helps to fight with terrorists in Syria
“These contacts of the Russian defense Ministry with the representatives of the moderate Syrian opposition appear to us extremely relevant and useful, both from the point of view of dealing with terrorists and promote political process,” he said.
Oprativno the head of the Main Directorate of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Andrei Kartapolov reported that the aircraft VKS RF struck in Syria strikes on 24 targets for terrorists. The coordinates of these objects have informed the Syrian opposition that decided to cooperate with the Russian military.
“We have reached an agreement on joint actions against terrorists and contacts the transfer of information, today the Russian aviation completed 12 of 24 departures on objects of terrorists with ordnance high-power and high-precision aerial bombs KAB-500 in areas Tamdar, Deir-ez-Zor, Itria valley and East of Aleppo. The coordinates of all these objects were transferred to us representatives of the opposition,” – said Kartapolov.
He also reported that the defense Ministry and the leadership of the Syrian opposition created a coordination team for cooperation in the fight against terrorists “Islamic state” (IG) in Syria. “We have created a working coordination group, the composition, the position of which, for obvious reasons at present cannot be announced. Organized their joint work to harmonize efforts aimed at addressing challenges in combating ISIL (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation of the IG – ed.)”, – said the head of the GOU of the General staff of the Russian armed forces.
“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).