Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari said that the Syrian Army has the right to respond to any violations of the ceasefire.
BEIRUT (Sputnik – Middle East) – The Syrian Army has the right to respond to any violations of the ceasefire, which came into force in the country on Saturday, Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari said.
Speaking at the UN Security Council on Friday, Jaafari stressed the importance of cutting off support to terrorists operating in Syria and “confirmed the right of our [Syrian government] forces to a response in case of any violation of the UN Security Council decision on the cessation of hostilities.”
Syria Terrorist Group List Still Not Compiled
DAMASCUS (Sputnik –Middle East) – Work on compiling a list of terrorist groups operating in Syria has still not been completed, Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari told Sputnik.
“As of now, the Geneva committee that has been tasked with compiling a list of terrorist organizations in Syria, in addition to Islamic State [ISIL, also known as Daesh] and Jabhat al-Nusra [Nusra Front], has not completed its work yet,” Jaafari said.
On Thursday, Syrian presidential aide Bouthaina Shaaban told Sputnik that the Syrian government insists on forming a list of terrorist groups in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution 2254.
President Putin : Russian Air Force will continue operations against ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria
26 February، 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that the Russian Air Force will continue its operations against ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra as well as other terrorist groups in Syria even after the Russian-US agreement on cessation of hostilities in Syria goes into effect.
During a meeting with the members of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), Putin pointed out that the military operations carried out by the Syrian Arab Army, Russian Air Force and the US-led coalition will not target the armed groups which declare their commitment to the cessation of hostilities.
“I would like to emphasize once again that the groups of ISIS, al- Nusra Front, and other terrorist organizations recognized as such by the UN Security Council are not included in the agreement and the decisive fight against them will obviously continue,” Putin added.
He noted that the cessation of hostilities agreement is aimed to give an impetus to the settlement of the crisis in Syria.
“It is complicated but there is no other way than the political settlement, and all conditions must be provided to stop the bloodshed soon to launch the Syrian-Syrian dialogue with the participation of all constructive political forces,” Putin said.