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Syria supports any international efforts in fight against Islamists — president

September 23, 2014, 18:40 UTC+3 CAIRO
Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby reported that The United States and its allies launched air strikes on the positions of the Islamic State in Syria
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

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CAIRO, September 23. /ITAR-TASS/. Syria is determined to continue war against terrorism on its territory and supports efforts of the international coalition in the fight against Islamists, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told state television on Tuesday.

Bashar al-Assad also added, that the anti-terrorist coalition must act in accordance with international agreements and conventions on fight against terrorism.

Air strikes on Islamic State positions in Syria

Earlier on Tuesday, a spokesman for Syrian Foreign Ministry reported that the United States has informed Syria’s Damascus on strikes at positions of Islamic State gunmen in Syria.

“Americans informed the Syrian representative at the United Nations that strikes will be delivered at Islamic State positions in Racca,” AFP news agency quoted him as saying.

Associated Press reported with reference to American officials that five Arabic states were also taking part in the air strikes on ISIS militants in Syria. These are Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. According to local observers, about 120 Islamists from Jabhat al-Nusra were killed. Besides, eight civilians were reported killed in the attacks, including women and three children.

Meanwhile, according to Reuters news agency, Qatar plays only a supporting role in this operation.

Earlier, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby reported that The United States and its allies launched air strikes on the positions of the Islamic State.

 

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