Moscow: Terrorists seek to destroy Syria, take civilians as human shields
Spokesperson of Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that terrorists in Syria exploit the humanitarian pause in Aleppo to re-gather their ranks and boost their capabilities.
“Gunmen of ISIS and al-Nusra have been able to exploit the pause in Aleppo between 20 and 23 of October to redeploy their members and activate their supplies, then they tried to break the defending rank of the Syrian governmental forces through launching a wide attack on West Aleppo between 28 and 30 of October, even though, the Russian air force didn’t carry out any raids during those conditions,” Sputnik quoted Zakharova as saying at a press conference.
She added that the terrorists seek to destroy Syria and take civilians in Aleppo as human shield while the west cover their acts.
Zakharova reiterated Moscow stance regarding the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Syria, affirming that only the Syrians have the right of self determination, calling for cutting and halting the supplies and the financing of terrorists, paving the way for holding a fruitful dialogue.