BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – The battle against the remaining terrorists in Syria and Iraq is still ongoing despite past claims by world leaders.
Speaking at press conference on Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the fight against terrorists is still ongoing because the latter is receiving support from outside entities.
“Terrorism in both Syria and Iraq is not completely defeated because these groups supplied from outside,” he told reporters.
This remark from Lavrov comes just hours after the Russian FSB said they have information about a possible merger between Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh).
In Syria, the Al-Qaeda linked groups and Daesh have been fighting for several years, especially inside the Idlib Governorate.
Last year, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Daesh clashed for several weeks inside the southern countryside of Idlib; this resulted in the subsequent defeat of the latter.
Daesh is now relying on their sleeper cells in Idlib to wreck havoc on the rebel factions.