RAW: Putin: Assad’s troops are only legal army fighting terrorism in Syria

Russia recognizes only the regular Syrian army of President Bashar al-Assad, whose troops are the only legal army in the country fighting terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during an interview at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence in Moscow on Sunday.

Speaking in an interview with US talk show host Charlie Rose, Putin added that some of Assad’s opponents, which are referred to as ‘opposition’ by the West, can be considered terrorist organizations, reaffirming that in Syria, Russia will support legitimate governmental structures only.


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