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Syrian air strikes on IS more precise than coalition’s — ambassador

October 30, 2014, 15:43 UTC+3 MOSCOW
According to Syria's a,bassador in Russia, the Syrian army carries out its duties at a high level
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MOSCOW, October 30. /TASS/. Syrian army strikes on Islamic State positions are more efficient than strikes of the US-led international coalition, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad told a news conference on Thursday.

“Kobani is a Syrian town attacked by terrorists. We seek to fulfill our duty towards its population,” the Syrian diplomat said. “Our aircraft are pounding IS positions more efficiently that the coalition, by the way,” he added.

“Fight is underway throughout Syria, and the Syrian army carries out its duties at a high level,” the ambassador added.

Speaking about arms supplies to Islamic State militants, he said he believed “Turkey is contributing to the dispatch of weapons”.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said earlier that the Syrian air force makes over 159 air strikes a day while the coalition's opportunities are limited to 10-15 or even 5-7 strikes a day. That is why, the spokesman says, the fact that Washington is determined in its refusal to recognize Bashar Assad’s government as an ally in the fight against terrorism is surprising. These statements came after the IS militants seized caches of weapons airdropped by the US air force for Kurdish units.

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