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Russia warns West may use ISIS as pretext to bomb Syrian govt forces
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If the West bombs Islamic State militants in Syria without consulting Damascus, the anti-ISIS alliance may use the occasion to launch airstrikes against President Bashar Assad’s forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

“There are reasons to suspect that air strikes on Syrian territory may target not only areas controlled by Islamic State militants, but the government troops may also be attacked on the quiet to weaken the positions of Bashar Assad’s army,” Lavrov said Tuesday.Such a development would lead to a huge escalation of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa, Lavrov told reporters in Moscow after a meeting with the foreign minister of Mali.Moscow is urging the West to respect international law and undertake such acts only with the approval of the legitimate government of a state, Lavrov said.“Not a single country shoul


Added: Sep-10-2014 Occurred On: Sep-10-2014
By: Cedarland
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Tags: Russia, Assad, FSA, ISIS, AL Nusra, Terrorists, Bombing, Obama, USA
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