Only Syrian army should be on country's southern border: Russia

Only Syrian army should be on country's southern border: RussiaRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that only Syrian government troops should have a presence on Syria’s southern border, which is close to Jordan and Israel. Rebels hold stretches of that area and intensive Israeli airstrikes in Syria this month were prompted by what Israel said was Iranian rocket fire from the area into the Golan Heights. Russia and Iran are close allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


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