The defeat of the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) in Syria could not reduce the ability of militants to propagate their ideology through the Internet, said US intelligence and military advisers in the Senate, reports Reuters.

“The ability of IS to reach its supporters around the world through a strong grip on social networks is unprecedented and gives the group the chance to reach a large number of extremists within different countries,” said Laura Chaillot, head of intelligence at the US National Counterterrorism Center.

A representative of the National Security and Public Affairs Committee Ron Johnson agreed with this statement, saying that the “new caliphate” is now located in cyberspace.

Earlier, the General Staff of Russia announced the complete liberation of Syria from the IS.