The fall of IS in Syria, Iraq will not lead to final victory — NATO

A picture taken on July 1, 2017, shows the black flag of the Islamic State (IS) group moving in the wind near the medical complex in the Shifa neighbourhood, on the west bank of Mosul, on July 1, 2017, where they are battling some of the last members of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in the city. / AFP PHOTO / Fadel SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
The destruction of the positions of the militants of the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group in Syria and Iraq will not lead to a final victory over this organization, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.

“We need to be prepared for the fact that the fight against the IS is a generation war, it will take time,” he said.

According to the Secretary General, “you need to be prepared that the IS or its continuation will remain a threat to the NATO member countries.”

“I do not think that we will make a final victory, although this is an important step if we manage to knock them out of the territories under their control in Iraq and Syria,” he concluded.

Earlier it was reported that at the largest warehouse of the IS in the east of Syria, the military of the Syrian army found the latest models of NATO weapons.