Putin reiterates legitimacy of Russian operation in Syria

MOSCOW, Oct. 16 (MNA) – President Vladimir Putin today reiterated the legitimacy of the Russian military operation in Syria responding to a request from the Arab country, and said that it is planned for a limited term in the fight against the terrorists.

The Russian Airspace Force warplanes began attacks on the ISIL positions and targets on September 30, in response to a request made by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

In a meeting with the heads of State of the Independent States Community, held in Kazakhstan, Putin insisted that the operation was legitimate, in accordance with the international law, and was only aimed at fighting terrorist groups.

Putin noted that the air incursions back the Syrian Army ground offensive and are limited to the time of the government ground operations against the terrorists, and not only the ISIL.

The Russian president provided details of the Russian military presence in Syria and called to coordinate the regional allies' efforts in fighting that problem, which according to Putin is worsening and spreading over Central Asia.

Russian fighters, fighter-bombers, and destroyers are successfully targeting the ISIL forces and other extremist groups' infrastructure and logistic bases, including the destruction of armament arsenals, fuel depots, communication networks, command posts, and training camps.





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