ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan defense minister believes that Russia’s current military operation against Daesh and other terrorist groups in Syria is helpful to the Arab country and the whole region.

Khawaja Muhammad Asif told IRNA that Russia’s military operation against terrorists in Syria can be help helpful to thwart the threat which has been posed by Daesh in syria and that region.

'The operations which are currently being done by Russians targetting Daesh bases in Syria, I think they are augmenting the efforts against terrorists in Syria,' the minister said.

'Russians have historical ralations with Syria. Russia is also concerned about the rise of Daesh in syria and this terrorist group is not only a threat to Syria or Iraq or countries of that region but it is threat to all mankind,' the minister said.

Russia has launched a massive military operation against terrorist groups in Syria since September 29.