The Russian Bear strikes again.
According to new figures released from Russian security experts, Russia has wiped out 28 thousand, or over one-third of ISIS 80,000 strong force since it began operations in September 2016. Not only that, but Russia is now calling for the international community, including the US, to help it and Syria restore peace to that nation and then turn it back over to the Syrian people so they can take care of their own affairs:
Since Moscow started its air operation in Syria on September 30 last year, the Russian Air Force has eliminated over a third of ISIS fighters in the country, the deputy head of Russia’s top security body revealed.
“We estimate that at the beginning of our operation Al-Nusra Front and ISIS possessed about 80,000 fighters, of whom 28,000 (35 percent) have already been eliminated. This is [the result of] our actions together with the Syrian Army,” Evgeny Lukyanov said at the VII international security summit being held in Grozny, the capital of Russia’s Chechen Republic.
“Well, the coalition eliminated an additional 5,000 in two years,” Lukyanov added.
“There were people predicting that it [Russia’s anti-terrorist operation in Syria] would result in another Afghanistan or something like that. That would never be. There are only limited military plans,” Lukyanov said, stressing that Syrians “must solve their issues for themselves.”
The principle task of the Russian operation in Syria has been to force the sides to start a political dialogue, the Russian Security Council’s top official stressed.
“Otherwise this [war] would have no end in sight.”
“A deal is needed, and arrangements must be made through compromise,” Lukyanov added. “There are no victors in a civil war, everybody loses.”
The war in Syria has witnessed a turning point, Lukyanov also said.
“Only those politically motivated could deny that fact or interpret it differently.”
However, judging by the reaction of certain parties on the Syrian battlefield and the aggressive actions of intransigent opposition, “they would like very much to wreck the settlement process.”
The forces that oppose the peace process would do anything to torpedo attempts to mend the tensions, Lukyanov noted.
He noted that over 100 Syrian settlements have already recognized the armistice and are observing it.
Not only has Russia taken a leading role in eliminating the
CIA-funded ISIS terrorists, but they are turning their sights against their southern neighbor across the Black Sea who they say they have evidence of providing direct material support to ISIS- Turkey and its aspirant to the Sultante and Caliphate, President Erdogan:
Russia has accused Turkey of supplying the Islamic State extremist group with components for improvised explosive devices.
Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said in a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon circulated Wednesday that the devices “are being widely used to commit terrorist acts.”
He said an analysis of chemical components of explosives captured from Islamists in the region of the Iraqi city of Tikrit and the Syrian city of Kobani, and a review of conditions for selling the components, “indicates that they were either manufactured in Turkey or delivered to that country without the right of re-export.”
Churkin accused five Turkish companies of delivering aluminum powder, ammonium nitrate, hydrogen peroxide and other material produced by various Turkish and foreign companies to the Islamic State group.
Churkin said one notable feature of the explosive devices assembled by militants from the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, is the use of parts manufactured by U.S., Swiss and Swedish companies.
He said “detonation cords manufactured in third countries have been illegally resold through Turkey to ISIL fighters.”
“These facts demonstrate that the Turkish authorities are deliberately involved in ISIL activity, as they are providing access to components for improvised explosive devices that are being widely used to commit terrorist acts,” Churkin said.
Run quickly, ISIS terrorists, they are coming for you.
This entire story has the feel of the last Rambo movie, which if you remember, involved the capture and heinous torture of Christian missionaries by the Burmese army. That is, before Stallone gives out one-man justice to the entire army- Rambo style: