"We are on the verge of the final victory over terrorism represented by the so-called IS [Daesh]," Haddad said during a meeting with the president of the partially-recognized South Ossetia in Tskhinvali.
The conflict between the government forces and multiple opposition and terror groups has been ongoing in Syria since 2011. Since 2015, the Russian forces have been supporting the Syrian army in its fight against terrorism. In late 2017, the defeat of Daesh in the Middle Eastern country was declared.
Government forces that have recently regained control over the majority of territories once controlled by terrorists are still carrying out offensives against terrorists in some parts of the country.
*Daesh (also known as Islamic State, ISIS, ISIL or IS) is a terror organization, banned in Russia