Russia’s FM: Turkish offensive in Syria allowed ISIS fighters to escape

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that the Turkish offensive in northeast Syria has allowed ISIS militants to escape. (File photo: AP)

The Turkish offensive in northeast Syria had allowed captured ISIS militants to escape, the to RIA news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on Wednesday.

Russia will encourage Syria’s government and Kurdish forces to reach agreements and implement them following a Turkish operation in Syria’s northeast, he added

Speaking in Russia’s Black Sea city of Sochi, Lavrov said that Moscow would support security cooperation between Turkish and Syrian forces along their border.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:00 - GMT 07:00