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“Islamic State” will surrender; Russia will achieve that – Lavrov

YEREVAN, MAY 5, ARMENPRESS. Russia will necessarily achieve the surrender of the terrorist organization “Islamic State” banned in Russia, “Armenpress” reports Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told “Mir 24”. He noted that the organization does not plan to put down weapons, the militants are active not only in the Middle East or North Africa but also in the neighborhood of Russia’s borders.

“Unfortunately, the “Islamic State” terrorist organization stands firm in the Middle East and North Africa and does not plan to surrender yet, but we will achieve that. In this stage it actively operates in Afghanistan, particularly in the northern regions of that country, which share border with our ally states. The power units of the CSTO member states involved in Collective Rapid Reaction Forces are in the state of permanent readiness. Russian military bases located in Tajikistan, Kirgizstan and Armenia are also in the state of permanent readiness. As far as this evil is not eradicated our priorities remain the same”, Lavrov said. 

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