“This is one of the important steps for the realization of peace and stability in the Middle East... Efforts to prevent the spread of radicalism in the world must continue,” RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.

Matsuno added that Japan intends to work closely with the international community in this direction.

Earlier, US President Joe Biden said that the US military eliminated the leader of the ISIS terrorist organization al-Qurayshi in northwestern Syria.

Later, the Pentagon confirmed the death of three people - the wife and two children of a terrorist - during the counter-terrorist operation.

The UN and the Russian Foreign Ministry called for an investigation into the deaths of civilians during the liquidation of the ISIS leader.

"Islamic State" (IS) - the organization was recognized as a terrorist organization by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of December 29, 2014.

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