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PUTIN: TERRORIST ORGANISATIONS BEAR RESPONSIBILITY FOR CIVILIAN CASUALTIES IN SYRIA

MOSCOW, Russia, Russian President, Vladimir Putin, stressed that, terrorist organisations in Syria, bear responsibility for civilian casualties.

In an interview, President Putin replied to a question on the allegations that Russia bombed Aleppo and Ghouta by saying, You know, when there is warfare going on � and this is the worst thing that can happen for humankind � victims are inevitable, and there will always be a question of who's to blame. I think it is the terrorist groups, particularly Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra who are to blame who destabilised the situation in the country.

He reiterated that a large number of civilians have been killed in the fierce and daily shelling by the US on Raqqa city. Putin noted that he discussed the humanitarian process with President Trump, adding, I think that we will achieve progress.

He said, We must discuss all facts and not to cut off one piece of the comprehensive picture and forget about other pieces, indicating that it is regrettable not to know what is taking place in Syria. There is nothing good in the fall of victims and I repeat that those who considered civilians as hostages, due to their terrorist nature, are the ones who bear responsibility for that, Putin said.

The Russian President hoped there will be progress in the cooperation with Washington, with regard to settling the crisis in Syria. He indicated that Moscow and Washington agreed on the necessity of eliminating the danger of terrorism and on the importance of cooperation between the two countries in this regard.

Source: Nam News Network