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Russia urges solution to problem of protection of Syria prisons holding Daesh militants

Monday 21/October/2019 - 01:48 PM
The Reference

The question of protecting prison facilities holding Daesh extremists needs to be urgently resolved, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday.

Shoigu said that 12 prisons with foreign extremists remained unprotected because of the Turkish military operation in northeast Syria, Al Arabiya news channel reported.

“As a result of the actions of the Turkish army in Syria, eight refugee camps and 12 prisons for foreign militants remained unprotected,” said Shoigu during a visit to China, adding that this could lead to a surge in the migration of extremists to their native countries.

Shoigu said Russia hopes its coordination with the United States and Turkey in Syria will help security and stability in the region