Russia has requested a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, January 27, in connection with the recent terrorist attacks in northeast Syria, RIA Novosti reports.
It is noted that this was stated by the first deputy head of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky.
“We are deeply concerned about reports of recent IS* attacks in the northeast of the SAR and the overall situation in this part of the country,” he said.
Polyansky added that the Russian side requested a separate meeting, during which it is expected to hear reports from the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and the head of the counter-terrorism department of the organization, Vladimir Voronkov, on the latest events in the northeast of the SAR.
Earlier it was reported that at least 20 prisoners from among the former militants of the terrorist group “Islamic State” * escaped from the prison of Es-Sanawiya in Syria.
* “Islamic State” – a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation