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Serbia: US strikes not targeting Jabhat-al-Nusra – Lavrov02:16

Serbia: US strikes not targeting Jabhat-al-Nusra – Lavrov

Serbia, Belgrade
December 12, 2016 at 18:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asserted that US air strikes in Syria were not targetting Jabhat-al-Nusra, speaking at a joint press conference with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic in Belgrade, Monday.

According to Lavrov, "Jabhat-al-Nusra hasn't been the target of strikes, which were conducted by US coalition." He claimed that there had been some reasons to assume that the organisation had been "protected, as the most efficient and combat-capable anti-government force on the ground, so that it could be used in future to topple the legitimate leadership of Syria."

He pointed at the new offensive of the militants in the territories, controlled by the US coalition. "All of that directs to the certain thought, I wish I would be wrong, that all is organised and performed in order to give a break to the militants, who are now in the Eastern Aleppo," concluded Lavrov.

Serbia: US strikes not targeting Jabhat-al-Nusra – Lavrov02:16
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asserted that US air strikes in Syria were not targetting Jabhat-al-Nusra, speaking at a joint press conference with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic in Belgrade, Monday.

According to Lavrov, "Jabhat-al-Nusra hasn't been the target of strikes, which were conducted by US coalition." He claimed that there had been some reasons to assume that the organisation had been "protected, as the most efficient and combat-capable anti-government force on the ground, so that it could be used in future to topple the legitimate leadership of Syria."

He pointed at the new offensive of the militants in the territories, controlled by the US coalition. "All of that directs to the certain thought, I wish I would be wrong, that all is organised and performed in order to give a break to the militants, who are now in the Eastern Aleppo," concluded Lavrov.

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