BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the U.S. government on Thursday of transferring the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) from Syria to neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Moscow is concerned with Washington’s transfer of Daesh militants to Iraq and Afghanistan,” Lavrov said during a press conference on Thursday.
“Russia calls on the U.S. to explain relocation of Daesh fighters to Iraq and Afghanistan,” he added, as quoted by the Interfax News Agency.
Russia has accused the United States of transferring Daesh terrorists to Afghanistan on a number of occasions in the past.
Washington has repeatedly denied these allegations from Moscow.