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Russia Urges United Anti-ISIS Front Following Palmyra Massacre

Moscow condemns the massacre of civilians in the ancient city of Palmyra and urges  the international community to denounce double standards in its approach to fighting terrorists and unite against ISIS.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said “We strongly condemn the atrocities committed by armed extremists in Palmyra,

adding that “Once again, we urge international and regional parties to abandon the vicious practice of using double standard approaches to fighting against terrorism, and launch efficient cooperation with the governments of Middle East countries, which are directly repelling the ISIS offensive”

RT reports:

Moscow believes that US-led airstrike campaign against Islamic State positions in Iraq and Syria have not done enough to impede the jihadists’ advance in the two Middle Eastern states.

“Despite efforts taken by the so-called anti-terrorist coalition led by the United States, the Islamic State is acting ever more actively and stops at nothing to reach its goal – establish a trans-border ‘caliphate’ on a vast area from Damascus to Baghdad.”

The ministry believes that recent gains by the militants in Syria, and the brutal executions of civilians that followed, demonstrate the ineffectiveness of the coalition’s approach.

Russia condemned the mass executions reportedly carried out by IS in the Syrian city of Palmyra after being overrun by the extremists last week. The ongoing jihadist offensive, Moscow says, is a threat to “stability and security in the entire Middle East.”

IS managed to capture the 2,000-year-old ancient ruins of the world heritage site at Palmyra after seizing the city’s intelligence headquarters, military air base, and prison.

According to witness testimonies, IS fighters have staged mass executions of prisoners of war and anyone loyal to Damascus, killing round 400 people in the last couple of days, including women and children. Some 600 more of the city’s residents have reportedly disappeared, their fate, as of yet, unknown.

The jihadists now control more than half of Syria’s territory, according to London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The capture of Palmyra comes shortly after the terrorists seized control of the city of Ramadi in the Anbar province of neighboring Iraq.

In order to avoid further bloodshed in Syria and Iraq, Moscow called for a united front to fight the radicals.

  • WAK Anamjem

    USA,EUROPE AND ARAB KINGDOM AND NOW RUSSIA ON URGING ON ANTI UNTIED ISIS FRONT? SO WHY NOT TO MAKE ANTI RUSSIAN UKRAINE FRONT? IS THIS NOT NATO COUNTRIES ESCAPED FROM UKRAINE FRONT AND RUSHED UP TO ISIS! AND NOW RUSSIA URGED? IS THIS NOT A MOVEMENT TO DIVERT UKRAINIAN CRISIS WHICH MUCH MORE OLDER THAN ISIS WAR TORN?
    TO MY INFORMATION THAT ISIS AFTER CAPTURING RAMADI AND PALMYRA NOW ADVANCING TOWARDS T4 AIRBASE OF SYRIA AND ALMOST ON CONTROL? SYRIAN PRESIDENT ON SHRINKING WITH FEAR OF FALLING ITS POWER IN SYRIA?
    BUT QUESTION IS WHY WORLD’S SUPERPOWERS AND OIL POWERS ARE PLAYING WAR GAME AGAINST TINY ISIS? WHY THEY DID NOT WOKE UP WHEN PRIOR TO ISIS MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION PEOPLE KILLED AND 11 MILLION PEOPLE WENT ON REFUGE SINCE 2003? A MINI HOLOCAUST IN MIDDLE EAST NOW TAKING TURN INTO FITNA NO 3 .. THE WAR AMONG THE ISLAMIC SECTS!
    ISIS IN SOURCE AND FORCE WHATEVER STRENGTH THEY GETS FROM THEMSELVES OR SPIRITUALS BUT THEY REMAIN OR NOT DID SUNNI MUSLIMS OF LEVANT BEING IN MAJORITY IN IRAQ AND SYRIA HAVE NO RIGHTS TO HAVE THEIR OWN SOIL AND POWER? .