Mission accomplished, Islamic State defeated in Syria — Russian military

Russian Colonel General Sergei Rudsko

Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi, head of the general staff's operations, said, "The mission to defeat bandit units of the Islamic State terrorist organization on the territory of Syria, carried out by the armed forces of the Russian Federation, has been accomplished", according to Rossiya 24 TV channel.

With the defeat of IS, the Russian military will now concentrate on helping the Syrians restore a peaceful life and ensure that all parties comply with the agreements on the cessation of hostilities. "Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu had informed President Putin about that", Gerasimov said. "The territory of Syria has been completely liberated from this terrorist group". Syrian activists Wednesday said Russian airstrikes have killed at least 25 civilians in an eastern Syrian village held by Daesh.

Russia's military has announced it has defeated Islamic State group in Syria, affirming that the terrorist group has lost its remaining areas in the country.

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