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Russia says Syria has right to chase militants out of Idlib - RIA

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Russia says Syria has right to chase militants out of Idlib - RIA
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a joint news conference with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem following their talks in Moscow, Russia August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov   -   Copyright  MAXIM SHEMETOV(Reuters)

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign minister said the Syrian government had every right to chase “terrorists” out of the rebel-held Syrian enclave of Idlib, adding talks were ongoing to set up humanitarian corridors there, RIA and Interfax news agencies reported.

Sergei Lavrov said communication between Russia and the United States on Syria was happening in real time, and Russia had no plans to hide its actions there.

(Reporting by Polina Ivanova; Writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet)