With Assad’s fate secure, Russia sets its sights on Isis fighters in Syria

The head of the Russian army in Syria has said the defeat of Islamic State in the country is imminent during a visit to a strategically located town recently recaptured from Isis by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad.

“All the conditions are in place for the final stage of defeating Isis in Syria,” said Lt Gen Alexander Lapin, standing amid heavy security outside the building of a former Isis sharia court, adorned with the extremist group’s black-and-white logo. “I can promise you that no Isis terrorist will ever set foot in this town again.”

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  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    If that camp of ISIS noncombatants (their wives and children) still exists, attack that next.

    • Hard Little Machine

      It will take the complete sterilization of all of them

      • Drunk by Noon ✓

        Fire is the great sterilizer

  • Hard Little Machine

    This is patently stupid. Cancer morphs into something else until you eradicate it to the last cell.

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    • Alain

      The State Department is still singing that tune. I hope Trump is not stupid enough to fall for it.