Russian Military Declares Its Goal to Defeat IS in Syria 'Accomplished'


Russia's defense ministry on Thursday said its mission to oust Islamic State jihadists from Syria has been "accomplished" and the country is "completely liberated" from the group.

"The Russian armed forces' goal to defeat armed groups of ISIL terrorist organization in Syria has been accomplished," senior military officer Sergei Rudskoi told a briefing, using an alternative acronym for the group.

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Thumb tric.portugal 11 months

it´s time for the increase exponential the return of the refugies, without more delays...

Thumb Elemental 11 months

I'm impressed with Putin, he is one of the few who can put fanatics in their place. However, there's only so much babysitting one nation can do. I imagine how he needed to wash his hands after shaking Erdogan and Rouhani's hands knowing full well they despise Christians while putting on fake smiles.