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Russian army says goal to defeat IS in Syria 'accomplished'

The Russian armed forces' goal to defeat armed groups of ISIL terrorist organisation in Syria has been accomplished," senior military officer Sergei Rudskoi told

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Russia's defence ministry today said its mission to oust jihadists from has been "accomplished" and the country is "completely liberated" from the group.

"The Russian armed forces' goal to defeat armed groups of ISIL terrorist organisation in has been accomplished," senior military officer Sergei Rudskoi told a briefing, using an alternative acronym for the group.

First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 20:20 IST
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