Fabius: Russia’s Airstrikes in Syria Must Target all Terrorists

Fabius: Russia’s Airstrikes in Syria Must Target all Terrorists
Tue Oct 6, 2015 15:35:07

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says Russian airstrikes in Syria must target not only Daesh (ISIS) but also all the terrorist groups that are operating in the country.

Speaking on Monday, Fabius referred to a recent statement by French President Francois Hollande regarding Russia’s airstrikes inside Syria, in which the French president had said that the airstrikes should target “Daesh and only Daesh.”

While the wording of the statement by Hollande was clear, Fabius claimed that it did not say that terrorist groups other than Daesh should not be targeted.

“Of course, it is a concise formulation, it is Daesh and groups considered as terrorists,” Fabius said in reference to Hollande’s October 2 statement.

Reports indicate Russia has carried out some 70 airstrikes in Syria so far.

The Russian raids have drawn criticism from Western governments and their allies in the Middle East, which have been supporting the militants operating in the region.

Russia, however, has dismissed the Western allegations against its military offensive, saying its airstrikes are only targeting terrorists such as Daesh and al-Qaeda-linked militants; Press TV reported.

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