Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that Russia has added Jaysh al-Islam and Ahrar ash-Sham to the terrorist list of groups operating in Syria.

Jaysh al-Islam, who’s leader Zahran Alloush was recently killed in a Syrian airstrike, have consistently and indiscriminately shelled Damascus suburbs from their East Ghouta stronghold. The group has also openly praised Osama bin Laden and referred to Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra as brothers.

Ahrar ash-Sham are the main allies of Al-Nusra in northern Syria and constitute a part of the Army of Conquest, an axis of terrorist groups comprising of Ahrar ash-Sham, Al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army amongst others.

“It has been also clearly stated that terrorists should have no place behind the negotiating table, and we have questions regarding some participants of the latest round of meetings, as they represent two groups that we believe are terrorist,” Lavrov said.

“Jaysh al-Islam regularly bombs the residential quarters of Damascus – it’s them who hit our embassy by mortar fire. The second one is Ahrar ash-Sham, which directly grows from Al Qaeda, which is banned by the UN Security Council,” he said.

 

 

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Orah Neuah
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Orah Neuah

the only actual president is bashar el asad when everyone will put the arms down they can have a free elections thats all

Santiago Jose Katzenstein
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Santiago Jose Katzenstein

The only minister of foreign affairs that smiles is Javad Zarif from Iran . .. the rest of them are kind of stoned faced..

Emmanuel Omassi
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Emmanuel Omassi

Who did they add the USA and Israel.

Dave Price
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Dave Price

thank God for russia

Atticus
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Atticus

Wouldn’t it be easier to just make a list of non-terrorist groups, assuming any exist at all?

Ron Chandler
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Ron Chandler

That will s**t the Saudis off!