Lavrov: US supports al-Nusra in fight against Assad

Politics 5/19/2017, 6:46 PM
Lavrov: US supports al-Nusra in fight against Assad

The latest airstrike conducted by the United States-led coalition in Syria confirms Washington’s support for using the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group to fight against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.

"We see the confirmation of an intention to use opposition and some extremists, including Jabhat al-Nusra, in the fight against the legitimate government of Syria," Lavrov told reporters. The foreign minister stated that he has no information that the US warned Russia before carrying out the airstrike on Syrian pro-government forces.

Syria’s Defense Ministry responded earlier to the incident, claiming that it shows the “real goals” of the coalition. The US-led coalition delivered the attack on Thursday on a convoy near the town At Tanf in southern Syria, which it considered to be a threat to its forces on ground.  

TeleTrader Newsroom / JC