2015-10-07 10:00:00

IS terrorists find shelter from Russian airstrikes in mosques - Russian Defense Ministry

Moscow, October 7, Interfax - The Islamic State militants operating in Syria are aware of the respect the Russian military have for mosques, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told reporters after meeting with foreign military attaches.

"Today we have data that terrorists are hiding in mosques. We have data, video data, that terrorists are hiding their hardware around mosques," he said.

"Knowing our careful, respectful attitude towards mosques, they are perfectly aware: never, under no circumstances shall we strike against non-military objects," the deputy defense minister said.