Defense Ministry: Russia charges in the attacks on the moderate opposition in Syria unfounded

Defense Ministry: Russia charges in the attacks on the moderate opposition in Syria unfounded

MOSCOW, November 23. The us military voiced accusations in application of Russia’s attacks on the moderate opposition in Syria are unfounded and do not change, despite major terrorist attacks recently, said on November 23, the official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov.

“Individual performances, it would seem that military professionals, like official spokesperson of the Central command of the U.S. army, who said that “the majority of Russian airstrikes aimed at the moderate Syrian opposition”, do not change, no matter what. And they are always as unfounded, without any specifics and facts, citing anonymous sources”, – said Konashenkov.

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He stressed that the defense Ministry had “another portion of disinformation in Western media” in connection with a massive operation to destroy the terrorist infrastructure across Syria. “Although, it must be underlined that after the tragic events in Paris over the Sinai and Mali, they have become more careful in their statements,” said the General.

According to the official representative of the Ministry of defense, rather than Russia has for the terrorists, the more persistently the Pentagon trying to convince the foreign public that among the terrorists can’t all be “bad”. “Perhaps because of all ocean and is refracted. But in real life terrorism, as we know, has no comparative degree and nationality. Terrorism is an absolute evil that must be fought in all its manifestations,” added Konashenkov.

Operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria

Russian aircraft conducting attacks against terrorists in Syria since September 30, November 17 and military have launched massive strikes on militants, including the use of strategic bombers. As reported in the Ministry of defence, aviation of the Russian Federation focused on the destruction of the controlled by the terrorists of the objects of extraction, storage, transportation and processing of oil. According to the head of the office of General of the army Sergei Shoigu, Russian air strikes, the terrorists of the “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia) lose $1.5 million every day.

The coalition led by the US conducts bombing of the “Islamic state” in Syria and Iraq. Western operation will continue with 2014.


“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).