Daesh is a terrorist organization banned around the world. The group is currently the target of Russia's military campaign conducted alongside the Syrian Arab Armed Forces. The US-led coalition is also engaged in an anti-terrorist campaign against Daesh in Syria.
Daesh is still capable of "causing great harm" despite Damascus' success in the fight against terrorism, the UN special envoy for Syria said.
The provision of arms to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia by the United States will ensure prompt defeat of Daesh and facilitate liberation of Raqqa, the Daesh de-facto capital, Abdulaziz Yunus, who is responsible for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) external relations, told Sputnik.
The US-led coalition carried out 27 airstrikes against Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria on Monday, including four strikes near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release.
The Russian chief of general staff and the US chairman of the joint chiefs of staff confirmed the sides' readiness to fully restore the memorandum on preventing incidents in Syria's airspace and discussed the establishment of four de-escalation zones in the country.
Russia will finish off Daesh, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov promised.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) killed 23 Daesh members and liberated three neighborhoods of the Syrian northern city of al-Tabqa on Friday.
The Tartus naval facility and the Hmeymim airbase in Syria help suppress terrorism in Syria's neighbors, the Russian General Staff revealed.
Daesh formations near Hama and Homs have been totally defeated, the Russian General Staff said on Wednesday. Moscow has managed to reverse the developments in Syria, the General Staff stressed.
Syrian President Bashar Assad in an interview with Sputnik denied reports of the capture of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of Daesh (the Islamic State terrorist organization, or IS, banned in Russia).
Russia could join the international coalition against Daesh only on equal terms, a senior politician said.
The Syrian Army successfully repelled several Daesh attacks near the town of al-Qaryatayn in the eastern part of the Homs province.
The Syrian Army continues squeezing Daesh out of the territories it captured.
The Syrian army managed to liberate the strategic hill in the al-Qetar Mountains, near the ancient city of Palmyra from Daesh.
Anti-Daesh strikes hit a shed and two tunnels near Palmyra.
G7 foreign ministers agreed that Russia is capable of obliterating terrorism and restoring peace in Syria.
The US-led coalition said it conducted 27 airstrikes against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
It "is highly unlikely" that Washington will team up with Syrian President Bashar Assad to crush Daesh, a US Department of State official said.
The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, made up of Kurdish and Arab militias, do not intent to remain in Raqqa once they push Daesh out of its key urban stronghold, Salih Muslim, co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), told Sputnik Turkey, adding that democratic autonomous rule could also be an option for the embattled Syrian city.
The YPG units said they were close to liberating the Tabqah dam in Syria from Daesh.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to establish control over the key sectors of the road, connecting Raqqa with Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor as part of the Operation Euphrates Rage, SDF said in a statement on Friday.
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