Shoigo: Work in Progress on Demining Deir Ezzor, Al-Mayadeen

MOSCOW- Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on Friday said that work is in progress on demining Syria's Deir Ezzor and Al-Mayadeen cities.

" Today we started demining and clearing Abu Kamal. That’s the last major stronghold where a fairly large group of terrorists was concentrated. Some of them were wiped out, while some others crossed the Euphrates and are moving northwards. I hope they will receive a worthy ‘welcome’ there," Shoigu said at the military board of Russia and Belarus, Itar Tass reported.

 "Convey our congratulations to our Syrian counterparts. I congratulate you on the successful completion of the operation that was underway over the past four days. The Russian Aerospace Forces showed all their skills, and, most importantly, accomplished all the missions they were tasked with amid poor weather conditions," Shoigu stressed.

The Syrian troops supported by Russia’s Aerospace Forces have captured the last terrorist stronghold of ISIS terrorist organization, the city of Abu Kamal.