The fact that the terrorist organization “Islamic State” is now defeated in Syria is due primarily to the Syrian leadership and government troops. With the support of the Russian Air Force, the Syrian army freed hundreds of settlements from the terrorists and returned practically the entire territory of the country under the control of the legitimate leadership. This was stated in the Ministry of Defense of Russia, commenting on the words of the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian about “Russia’s unreasonably misappropriating victory over ISIS”.

“All this time, the international coalition was focused on countering Syrian government forces, up to direct bombing of their positions in the same Deir Ez-Zor. For three years of its existence, the “coalition” only recently achieved the first “result” in the fight against ISIS in Syria – destroying Raqqa along with civilians with massive bombing,” the report said.

Earlier, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian expressed surprise that Russia “appropriated” a victory over the terrorist organization in Syria. “I find it surprising that Russia appropriates the victory over the IS,” Le Durant said in an interview with BFMTV.

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