GENERICO.ruWorldThe special representative of the president noted the activity of the "sleeping cells" of IS * in Syria

The special representative of the president noted the activity of the “sleeping cells” of IS * in Syria

NUR-SULTAN, 22 Dec. The activity of IS “sleeping cells” * in Syria has recently increased to an unacceptable level, Russia, Turkey and Iran have agreed to take “exhaustive measures” to fight the militants, said Alexander Lavrentiev, special envoy of the President of the Russian Federation for the Syrian settlement. In terms of its stabilization in Syria, we noticed that recently there has been an intensification of activity, primarily on the part of the “sleeping cells” of the so-called “Islamic State.” * In recent months, this activity has assumed unacceptable proportions. terrorist actions are being carried out against representatives of the security forces, the legal authorities and against reconciled former militants, “Lavrentyev told reporters.” We agreed to take all comprehensive measures to put an end to this and stop the atrocities of the radicals, “Lavrentiev added. On December 21, the negotiations of the “Astana” format on the settlement of Syria. Delegations of the guarantor countries – Iran, Russia and Turkey, as well as the Syrian government, the Syrian armed opposition and the UN – are taking part in the consultations, which will last two days. In Syria, an armed conflict has continued since 2011. Negotiations in Nur-Sultan, known as the “Astana” format (still the name of the capital of Kazakhstan), have been under way since 2017, and in January 2018, Sochi hosted a congress of the Syrian national dialogue, which was the first attempt since the beginning of the conflict to gather a wide list of participants. The main result of the congress was the decision to create a constitutional committee that operates in Geneva and whose main task is to prepare constitutional reform. Astana negotiations * Terrorist organization banned in Russia.


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