Daesh remains “still present on the border between Syria and Iraq”

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –¬†Elements of Daesh are still evolving on the border between Iraq’s Syria and the fight against the organization will continue, said Alexander Lavrentiev, the Russian President’s envoy for Syria, who also welcomes the participation of the opposition to the current part of the Astana negotiations, Sputnik reports.

The fight against the remains of the terrorist group Daesh, which focus on the border separating Syria from Iraq, will continue, said Alexander Lavrentiev, the Russian President’s special envoy for Syria , at the end of the first day. the ninth chapter of the Astana negotiations on the Syrian problem.

“Detachments of Daesh are still present on the border between Syria and Iraq, east and west of the Euphrates. There is no doubt that the fight against this terrorist structure will continue,” he told reporters.

He also welcomed the opposition’s participation in the ninth round and added that negotiations would be held with him on 15 May.

Referring to the possibility of a second Syrian National Dialogue Congress , he thought it possible, but added that the time had not yet come.

“It’s still too early to talk about it. It would be possible in one form or another, depending on the situation on the spot,” he told Sputnik.

On 29 and 30 January, the Syrian National Dialogue Congress brought together 1,500 delegates in Sochi. This is the first attempt to bring together representatives of different movements and organizations at the same table.

The process of resolving the conflict in Syria was launched in Astana in January 2017 with the aim of creating favorable conditions for the formation of effective instruments for the peace negotiation process in Geneva, with a view to fulfilling the tasks set out in the Convention. resolution 2254 of the UN Security Council.