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Diplomat reiterates Moscow will continue to support Syria in fight against terrorism

November 16, 2016, 20:27 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, November 16. /TASS/. Russia's Special Presidential Envoy to the Middle East and African Countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad have discussed the situation in northern Syria in the light of the operation launched by Russia’s Russia’s aerospace force and navy on November 15, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.

According to the ministry, the meeting was initiated by the Syrian diplomat.

"The parties exchanged views on the political, military and humanitarian situation in Syria focusing on the operation launched by Russia’s aerospace force and navy on November 15 which aims to carry out surgical strikes on the military facilities and manpower of the (outlawed in Russia) Islamic state and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as Jabhat al-Nusra) terror groups," the statement reads.

According to the Russian foreign ministry, Moscow "will continue to support Syria in its struggle against international terrorism and the search for a political solution to the domestic crisis in accordance with the international law, particularly the UN Security Council resolution 2254.".

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