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MOSCOW, October 1. /TASS/. The sole way to victory over terrorism in Syria lies through coordination with the Syrian army, Syria’s ambassador to Russia, Riyadh Haddad said on Thursday.
"Time has shown that the Syrian army is the only force that really stands up against terrorism," he said. "Therefore a guaranteed victory over terrorism is possible only in coordination with it."
"The Washington-led coalition is more than twelve months old, and over this period of time the territory under the control of the IS (terrorist group calling itself Islamic State) has merely grown," the diplomat said.
Russian forces deliver airstrikes at positions far from residential areas in accordance with coordinates provided by the Syrian army, Syrian Ambassador continued.
"Why do we always say that all who are fighting against terrorists should coordinate their actions with the Syrian army? Because the Syrian army has experience in fighting against terrorists and can provide exact coordinates of terrorists’ positions," the ambassador said. "We, naturally, don’t make strikes on civilians or populated localities."
"These terrorist groups are located far from residential areas, so now airstrikes are targeted against these groups, the positions of which are located far from settlements," Haddad said.