Russian Foreign Ministery Sergey Lavrov has said that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) struck a deal with ISIS terrorists offering them a safe corridor out of Raqqah, the terrorist self-proclaimed capital in Syria.
Lavrov rejected SDF statements arguing that the group had reached no agreement with ISIS.
“We, of course, heard eventual statements by the US command, which said they intended to change the tactics and instead of periodically organizing offensive forced marches around Raqqa, they will be encircling Raqqa to prevent IS militants from escaping. We’ll see how this will be implemented in practice,” Lavrov said according to the Russian state-run news agency TASS. “Our Defense Ministry confirms this information. It relied on authentic data. Moreover, soon after this information was made public, IS [ISIS] militants really exited Raqqa and moved towards Palmyra.“
The minister argued that wherever ISIS terrorists are staying, they must be destroyed and Russia will comply with this position.