According to Churkin, these groups “Are closely associated with terrorist organizations, primarily ISIS and al-Qaida, provide them and receive financial, logistical and military support from them”.
"Under the flag of" Jaish al-Islam "(" Army of Islam "), according to various estimates, fighting from 15 to 20 thousands of fighters who have at their disposal a small weapon, grenade launchers, armored vehicles, ”he said.
In the ranks of the group "Ahrar al-Sham" there are about 25 thousand people.
In turn, the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria announced that replenishment for the Dzhebhat an-Nusra group continues to arrive from Turkey.
“According to information received by the Russian Conciliation Center from local residents and representatives of the militia forces, militants from the Dzhebhat al-Nusra terrorist group continue to arrive from the territory of Turkey to the north-eastern districts of Latakia province”- said in a statement.