In the Russian defense Ministry told about the attempts of militants to disrupt peace process in Syria in the area of the zones of de-escalation, where they pushed the moderate opposition groups. According to the Russian military, the main source of destabilization is the Syrian branch of “al-Qaeda” – “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both these terrorist organizations banned in Russia).
As stated by the official representative of the military Department major General Igor Konashenkov, the terrorists of the “al-Nusra” has recently received a man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), which they can not only in Syria and not only against military aircraft. The Russian side is trying to establish these types of MANPADS and to identify the channels of delivery.
All this suggests that the group’s terrorists “become an obedient tool in the hands of one or a group of technologically advanced countries, which does not suit Russia’s key role in the liberation of Syria from ISIS” (ISIS — banned in Russia as a terrorist organization), he added Konashenkov.