ISIS in Syria Supplied with Arms by Foreign Agencies – Russian Envoy to UN
Russia has proof that the Islamic State terror group (ISIS ) has been receiving weapons from other countries with the help of foreign security agencies, Russian envoy to the UN Vassily Nebenzia said.
“We have amassed evidence that weapons are being smuggled [to Syria] from outside, including through semi-legal organizations or even under protection of security agencies from other countries,” he told the United Nations on Thursday.
Nebenzia also said Russian armed forces had helped free over 1,400 towns and villages in Syria and bring over 96 percent of its territory back under government control, securing the return of over 1.5 million Syrian refugees.
Nebenzia noted that Al Qaeda* can fill the vacuum in Syria left by retreating Daesh fighters and become a major obstacle to the ongoing peace process.
“Our assessment is that Al Qaeda and its allies make take the initiative, becoming an obstacle to a peaceful settlement in Syria, as Daesh continues to crumble,” he said.