Russia ready to provide air support to moderate Syria rebels fighting IS: Lavrov
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov - REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW: Russia’s air force in Syria is ready to provide cover for the Free Syrian Army, the Western-backed opposition group battling Bashar al-Assad, in its fight against Islamic State, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.

“We are ready to also support patriotic opposition, including the so-called Free Syrian Army, from the air,” Lavrov told in an interview with Rossiya 1 television channel.

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