ISIS still has ‘capacity to cause great harm’ despite the losses in Syria
ISIS still has the capability to cause significant harm in Syria despite having suffered great losses, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura told the UN Security Council on Monday.
De Mistura specifically mentioned a ISIS attack on civilians in rural Salamiyah last week and its ongoing assault on the city of Deir ez-Zor.
The UN envoy also said that according to reports, hostilities between the Syrian government forces and armed opposition groups in such areas of Hama, Homs and Damascus continue despite the nationwide ceasefire announced last December.
On Monday morning, de Mistura briefed the UN Security Council on the new developments on political track in Syria, specifically the outcomes of the sixth round of Geneva talks that took place last week.