Kremlin says use of Russian force in Syria would be to help Assad, fight terrorism

September 30, 2015 12:09

MOSCOW - Russia's main military goal in Syria is to combat terrorism and support the forces of President Bashar Assad, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.

"The main objective is the fight against terrorism and supporting the legitimate authorities in Syria in the fight against terrorism and extremism," Peskov said, when asked whether Russia could guarantee that it would confine any air strikes to Islamic State militants.

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