Soldiers of the U.S. army near Raqqa, Syria
© AP Photo/Hussein Malla
ASTANA, December 21. /TASS/. Russia is grateful to the American colleagues for their contribution to the defeat of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Syria. This was stated on Thursday the head of the Russian delegation at the talks on Syria in Astana, the President’s special envoy on the Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentiev.