Operating in Syria rebels’ of “Islamic State”, knowing how the Russian military respect mosques, use them as shelters, told Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov after meeting with military attaches of several countries on Tuesday.


«Today we have evidence that the terrorists are hiding in mosques. We also have a video that the terrorists are hiding their equipment around the mosques», — he said.


«Knowing our careful and respectful attitude towards the mosques, they are well aware that we will never, under any circumstances, struck at non-military targets», — said the deputy minister.