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Turkey may not be able to contain militants from the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) active in northern Syria while conducting a military operation in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State.

“There are areas in northern Syria where ISIL [the former name of the Islamic State group – TASS] are active militants. Kurdish units used to keep an eye on those areas but now that Turkish troops are entering the region, they [militants] may just flee away. I’m not sure that the Turkish army will be able to take control of the situation, and quickly,” Putin pointed out.

He added that according to the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian General Staff, there are hundreds if not thousands of militants in the area. “If we talk about CIS countries, it is a real threat to us all. Where will they [the militants] go? Will they go deeper into Syria, to areas that no one controls, and then move to other countries of the region via Iran? We should understand what things are like there and muster our intelligence resources to thwart this new threat,” Putin said, addressing other CIS leaders.

On October 9, Ankara announced the launch of Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, which began with airstrikes on Kurdish positions. The operation’s goal is said to create a buffer zone along the Turkish border, where, according to Ankara, Syrian refugees residing in Turkey could return.

Source: TASS
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Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

Turkey, specialy Erdoglum, love ISIS and Al Qaeada.

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Nestor Arapa

Cierto, gran verdad que Rusia no puede ver y convive con el enemigo.

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Nestor Arapa

Hace tiempo se viene diciendo que el principal enemigo de la zona es Erdogan, el gobierno Turco es quien permite a través de sus fronteras ingresen armas y mas mercenarios extranjeros que van a sembrar terrorismo en Siria.
Cada ves me va decepcionando el gobierno Ruso, Putín le gusta jugar a guerrita, quiere imitar a las políticas de EE.UU.

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Marg bar jomhuri Eslami

That’s why Russia didn’t condemned Turkish invasion at the UN : Russia’s interest is to maintain Chaos so Iraq+Syria+Iran+Libya and even Venezuela oil sales are kept offline or Russia energy sales value will plummet 😉

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No Russia is cleaning up Terrorists. Russia will have to go NE and clean up ISIS as Turks are incompetent. that is what he is saying. Read between the lines Please. USA will not allow SAA, the legit authorities so Russia will be get stuck with the task.

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Cyriak Papasissis

The SAA , with help from Russian special forces , will sweep the area from South to North, starting from Deyr Ezzor , capturing the Omar oilfields first, moving toward Qamishli. The ground for that and the public opinion are prepared .

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Amen!