Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday the main part of the battle with Islamic State in Syria was over, according to the state-run RIA news agency.

 

RIA also quoted Lavrov as saying the key task in Syria now was to "destroy Jabhat al-Nusra," referring to the al Qaeda-linked group known in English as Nusra Front.

 

(Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Polina Nikolskaya; editing by John Stonestreet)