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Cairo backs Russia’s strikes in Syria
October 5, 2015, 9:06 am
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C), Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi and Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy visit the Unknown Soldier Memorial, in commemoration of the 1973 October War, in Cairo, Egypt, on Sunday.

Russia’s intervention in Syria will curtail the spread of terrorism and help deal a fatal blow to Daesh in the war-torn country, Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has said.
“Russia’s entrance, given its potential and capabilities, is something we see is going to have an effect on limiting terrorism in Syria and eradicating it,” Shoukry said in a televised interview.

Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in comments broadcast on Sunday that the success of Russia’s military intervention in his country’s civil war was vital for the whole Middle East.

“The alliance between Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran must succeed or else the whole region will be destroyed,” he said in an interview broadcast by Iranian state television.
“The chances of success for this coalition are great and not insignificant,” Assad said in his interview, according to an extract posted on Twitter, warning that the price Syria’s allies pay “will certainly be high.”

He called on Western countries to join forces in order to fight extremism. “If these states join the fight against terrorists in a serious and sincere manner, at least in terms of stopping them getting support, we will achieve results much faster,” Assad said.

Russia's said Sunday it bombed 10 Daesh targets in Syria over the past 24 hours in a further escalation of its campaign against the terror group.

"From the airbase of Hmeimim, the Russian aviation group is continuing to ramp up airstrikes using high-precision missiles against the Daesh facilities in Syria," the Defense Ministry said.

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