Damascus accused Ankara of trying to create two new terrorist groups in Syria, which includes militants from the "Islamic state" (IG) and "Dzhabhat en-Nusra" (both are prohibited in Russia). In an interview with RIA Novosti news agency said the Syrian ambassador to Moscow Riyad Haddad.
The diplomat cited the names of these groups. According to him, one of them is called "Shield coast", the second - "The Shield Al-Asi"
"But the new name does not mean the differences between these groups of terrorist organizations: the name of the new, and the membership is the same as that in the IG," Dzhabhat en-Nusra "and other terrorist groups. They change only the name, but the doctrine remains the same ", - said Haddad.
According to him, to recruit new fighters in the organization they promise to pay in the amount of 400 dollars a month, and Turkish citizenship.
4 April the head of the Syrian embassy in Moscow said that Damascus says Ankara's plans for a new military operations in Syria, as well as presence of Turkish troops on the territory of the Arab Republic of blatant aggression against the sovereignty of the country.
A day earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Ankara is preparing for the new operations in Syria after it was completed "Shield of the Euphrates", launched in August 2016 years. Damascus has repeatedly stated that it violates the sovereignty of the CAP.