Putin: Russia to continue bombing UN-designated terrorists in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country's air force will continue bombing UN-designated terrorist groups in Syria.

He says the ceasefire, which will go into effect at midnight, "does not include Islamic State, al-Nusra Front and other terrorist organizations recognized as such by the UN Security Council," according to state news agency TASS.

He also says that Russia and the US-led coalition will refrain from attacking other armed groups that declare their cooperation with the ceasefire, according to the report.

Last update: Fri, 26/02/2016 - 13:45

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