August 20, 2019 / 11:38 AM / 4 months ago

Russia says it has military servicemen in Syria's Idlib - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has military servicemen stationed on the ground in Syria’s region of Idlib and is following the situation there closely, Interfax news agency cited Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday.

Lavrov was quoted as saying that any attacks carried out by Islamist militant groups in the de-escalation zone in Idlib would be forcefully suppressed.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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