The defense Ministry has accused the US coalition in the “geographical absurdity”

The defense Ministry has accused the US coalition in the “geographical absurdity”

The Ministry of defense of Russia called “geographical absurdity” the recent statements by us major General James Gerrard, commenting on the situation in the East of Syria.

The Russian defense Ministry commented on the recent statements of the commander of the special operations forces (SSO) of the international coalition led by the United States, major General James Gerrard about the situation in the East of Syria after the liberation of Deir ez-Zor.

In the statement of the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that most members of the international coalition tend to “wishful thinking” in Syria with “absolute possession of the real situation “on the ground”.

However, Konashenkov said, Gerrard had “surpassed in his fantasies about what is happening in Eastern Syria all the colleagues”.

“Anyway, commander of the MTR of the coalition and it was weird to hear the geographical absurdity of the alleged fleeing from liberated from ISIL [the”Islamic state” banned in Russia] of Deir ez-Zor “thousands of Arabs” towards Medina (to the South). But to emphasize that people go “not to the South, inhabited by Arabs, and on the North,” — said Konashenkov.

The representative of the Ministry of defense reminded the American colleagues that the town of Mayadin, which is located 40 kilometers South of Deir-ez-Zor, more than two weeks, freed from the ISIS militants. “Therefore, thousands of Syrians are not “run” there from Deir-ez-Zor, and returned to their homes with humanitarian aid that is delivered by the Russian Centre of reconciliation of the warring parties and international humanitarian organizations,” he said.