US, British, French forces directly involved in Syria war: Russia FM

Mar 17, 2018

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says US, British and French special forces are “directly” engaged in the war on Syria and operating on the ground in the crisis-stricken country.  

“There are special forces on the ground in Syria from the US – they no longer deny it – the UK, France and a number of other countries,” Lavrov said in an interview to the Kazakh state broadcaster published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website on Saturday.

“Thus, it’s not so much of a ‘proxy war,’ but rather a direct involvement in the war,” the Russian top diplomat said.

He further said the US-led coalition in Syria, which is purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri group, is “illegitimate” from the standpoint of international law and the UN Charter.

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