Lavrov: ISIS uses the conflict in Yemen to secure in this country

Lavrov: ISIS uses the conflict in Yemen to secure in this country

MOSCOW, March 13. “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in the Russian Federation terrorist group – ed.) using the conflict in Yemen to gain a foothold in this country. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in interview to TV channel REN TV.

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“ISIS is actively settles in Libya and Yemen, where this war, which nobody wants and which continually flares up, despite occasional agreements on truce and negotiations, many people forget or do not pay attention that it is used by terrorists, including ISIS, which, until the coalition led by Saudi Arabia is at war with the Houthis and supporters of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, “picks” the fruits of this confrontation,” said Lavrov.

As a result, pointed out the Minister, the terrorists are embracing those parts of Yemen that are not currently receive enough attention neither from the government nor from the opposition.

The Minister also noted that an alarming situation with the infiltration of militants is emerging in Afghanistan. “In Afghanistan, ISIS is also taking root, including in the North, displacing the Taliban or trying to negotiate with one of them, he added. – This is a very dangerous trend.”


“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).