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Russia: Secret deal between Daesh and Syrian Kurdish forces

Image of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, 9 March 2017 [Nikita Shvetsov - Anadolu Agency]
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Russia, on 9 March 2017 [Nikita Shvetsov - Anadolu Agency]

Daesh has made a deal with the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) to allow the terrorist group to leave Raqqa and move towards Palmyra without fighting, a senior Russian official has said.

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said in a press conference that the Russian Defence Ministry has reliable information concerning the agreement between the two organisations.

Read: Russia vows to block Daesh from escaping Raqqa

"The Russian Ministry of Defence confirms this information and bases it on reliable data. Moreover, members of the Islamic State [Daesh] began to move from Raqqa to Palmyra and as you know, the Russian forces bombed their convoys," he added.

On Wednesday, Russian naval forces shelled Daesh sites in Syria from a frigate and two submarines stationed in the eastern Mediterranean.

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