US creating army of 'Free Syria' in region near Raqqa – Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov,  Russian Foreign Minister

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# 10 May 2023 13:35 (UTC +04:00)

"The United States has started the creation of the so-called "Free Syria Army" with the participation of terrorist organizations in order to destabilize the situation in Syria," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a meeting with the foreign ministers of Iran, Syria and Türkiye, APA's Moscow correspondent reports citing Sputnic International.

According to our information, the US has began to create the so-called 'Free Syrian Army' in the vicinity of the Syrian Raqqa with the participation of representatives of local Arab tribes, militants of Daesh and other terrorist organizations," Sergey Lavrov said.

The US wants to use these fighters against the legitimate authorities of the Syrian Arab Republic to destabilize the situation in the country, the minister added. He said that US should stop undermining peace in the region and respect the will of the people of the Middle East.