Radicals Intensified in Syria in Areas Controlled by US-Led Coalition, Russian Military Says

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00:53 GMT 13.07.2021(updated 00:56 GMT 13.07.2021)

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In June, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted, portion speaking astatine the ninth Moscow Conference connected International Security, that coercion remained a cardinal menace to stableness successful the Middle East and Africa.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Radical groups person go much progressive successful Syria successful areas controlled by the conjugation led by the United States, Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, lawman caput of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties successful Syria, said connected Monday.

"In the eastbound portion of Syria, successful the territory controlled by the US-led coalition, the activities of extremist groups person intensified," Kulit said.

Over the past week, conjugation targets successful Trans-Euphrates were fired astatine by these groups connected 4 occasions, helium said.

"On July 11, militants fired astatine conjugation targets successful the Conoco and Al-Omar lipid and state fields utilizing homemade aggregate motorboat rocket systems," Kulit reported.

US defence officials confirmed the attacks to Sputnik. the Conoco incident, according to SANA, caused what was described arsenic "unusual movements of the concern forces".

The Syrian authorities ne'er officially requested the United States deploy forces successful the country, and Damascus has not approved the American presence.

Syrian President Bashar Assad has been condemning the actions of the US-led coalition in eastbound Syria amid reports that American forces are engaged successful looting Syrian lipid and wheat and transporting terrorists from Syria to bases successful Iraq.

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