Russia to continue air strikes on terrorists in Syria
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 16
Russia will continue the air strikes on terrorist groups in Syria, RIA Novosti quoted Sergey Naryshkin, chairman of Russian State Duma, as saying March 16.
The "Islamic State" (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh), Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups listed as terrorist organizations by the UN Security Council are absolutely excluded from the ceasefire, said Naryshkin during the meeting with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Moscow.
He said fighting the international terrorism is the common task of the entire civilized community and Russia will play one of the leading roles in this process.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed the lives of over 220,000 people. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops.
The "Islamic State" (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) and Jabhat al-Nusra are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
Edited by SI