A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, once again affirmed the need to eliminate terrorists – ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) – in southern Syria during a press briefing on June 28.
Commenting on the situation in the area, Zakharova once again emphasized that the US and its allies did nothing to combat the terrorists in the area despite the reached de-escalation agrement in the area.
HINT: The agreement excludes ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and is designed to allow moderate opposition groups to separate from them and to set conditions to combat the terrorists.
So, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed up by the Russian Aerospace Forces, took a firm stance to defeat the terrorists there.
“We confirm the need to fulfill these provisions, including on the fight against terrorists – Al Nusra and ISIS,” Zakharova said. “It’s high time our American partners did what the Syrian forces are doing now with the support of Russia’s Aerospace Forces.”
Zakharova also recalled the US decision to allocate $6.6m to the White Helments saying that this decision casts doubt whether Washington sincerely wishes to eradicate terrorism, and to achieve settlement and stability in Syria.
Over the past few days, the SAA and its allies have made large gains against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and linked militant groups in the province of Daraa thus causing jitters in the mainstream media and officials of the US-led bloc. MORE HERE