Former First Deputy Defense Minister, General Alexander Belousov believes that the possibility of using the Armed Forces of Russia against the ISIL in Syria — a step ahead of the curve, which will prevent the emergence of the terrorist organization’s militants in Russia and countries bordering the Russian Federation:


«Of course, it is much better to destroy the international terrorists far beyond Russia than fight them somewhere in the Russian hinterland».


Referring to Russia’s military-technical assistance to the Syrian authorities, Belousov said that Russia has already delivered «almost all army weapons list» to Syria.


«Representatives of Syrian armed forces have been trained at our academies and schools, they are well aware of the tactical and technical data of Russian weapons as well as troops tactics, which will undoubtedly affect the combat capability of the Syrian army», — said Belousov.