Chief of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces army General Valery Gerasimov
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MOSCOW, December 27. /TASS/. USA train terrorists of the “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) on its Syrian military base of al-TANF (located to the southwest of the eponymous city). This was announced on Wednesday, chief of General staff of armed forces Valery Gerasimov.
“This base is in the South of Syria, it is limited to an area with a radius of 55 km Is the border of Syria, Jordan and Iraq. According to space and other types of intelligence there are militias. They are actually there ready,” said the General in interview to the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.
In addition, the fighters are in camp, Shadadi in the North-East of the country, which also has a base of the United States, Gerasimov said. According to him, the militants are actually IG, but after the work, they “repainted” and take other names, such as “New Syrian army”.