Putin announces the complete defeat of the IS on both banks of the Euphrates in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday announced the complete defeat of the Islamic state on both banks of the Euphrates in Syria.

“Two hours ago, the Minister of Defense reported that the operations on the eastern and western coast of the Euphrates have been completed by the complete rout of the terrorists,” the head of state said.

“Naturally, there may still be isolated hotbeds of resistance, but in general, the combat work at this stage and in this territory is over.” I am finished with the complete, I repeat, victory and defeat of terrorists,” the president added.