The defense Ministry accused the US of the desire to illegally keep its forces in Syria

The statement of the Pentagon about that part of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Syria is still not defeated, is a pretext in order to leave American troops in that country. On Wednesday, December 6, said the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov, reports “Interfax”.

“Word about the alleged undefeated ISIS in Syria — an artificial pretext and excuse by the Pentagon to the illegal abandonment of American troops in the Syrian Republic”, — said Konashenkov.

He noted that the situation in Syria “managed to stabilize and now to completely destroy ISIS thanks to the Russian military operation began on September 30, 2015”.

“I would like to remind the representative of the Pentagon, that the emergence, expansion in Iraq and the invasion of Syria by the international terrorist group ISIS happened de facto with the tacit non-interference of the Pentagon”, — he added.

Earlier Wednesday, the chief of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov said that Syria fully liberated from the terrorists of the “Islamic state”. “Today, the territory controlled by ISIS in Syria does not exist”, — stated the chief of the General staff.

5 December it was reported that the United States considers the liberation of Syria East of the Euphrates from the terrorists for the most part its merit, not the merit of Russia. According to the representative of the U.S. Department of defense Eric Pahana, “the Syrian regime, and Russia has not demonstrated a serious approach or commitment to defeat ISIS” and carried out only a small part of the operations.