Russian Defense Minister has said that the Russian military campaign in Syria "is about to be completed."
Shoigu said at a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman that he wants to discuss "several issues that require urgent solutions and discussion of the prospects for further development of the situation in Syria."
Shoigu has arrived on a two-day visit to Israel to discuss issues of Russia-Israel military and military-technical cooperation, as well as regional security problems, including the Syrian conflict.
The Russian defense minister's statement comes the next day after the Syrian army established control over the largest Daesh hotbed in the Deir ez-Zor province, the town of al-Mayadeen. The government forces' operation to wipe out remaining terrorists from the province with Russia's aerial support is underway following the lifting of the three-year Daesh siege of the city of Deir ez-Zor in September.
Russia launched a military operation in Syria in September 2015 to provide air support for Syrian government forces, driving Daesh militants from most of the country's territory. According to latest data released by the Russian Defense Ministry, 92 percent of Syria has been freed from terrorists.