Russian President Vladimir Putin said a complete victory had been achieved over Islamic State on both banks of the Euphrates river in Syria, Russia's Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday.
Putin was cited as saying that the military operation in the area was now completed, and that the focus would switch to a political process that would eventually involve presidential and parliamentary elections.
Putin did not specify if he was referring to the whole of Syria, or just the areas around the Euphrates valley.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Putin begins efforts to defuse Israel crisis after Russian plane downed
Renewed battle for Hodeidah sparks humanitarian crisis fears
Palestinian dies during arrest by Israeli army: officials
Iran hails Turkey-Russia deal on Syria's Idlib
Iraqi Shia paramilitary leader withdraws candidacy for PM
US pullout from nuclear deal threatens regional peace: Iran
Turkey's ceasefire calls in Idlib yielded results, says Erdogan
Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime’s Idlib offensive
Palestinian teen dies from wounds in Gaza unrest