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"It is common knowledge that Russia has been expressing concern at the highest levels about a growing influence of the so-called Islamic State and how it is expanding territory under its control in Syria and Iraq," Peskov told reporters.
"We have this concern and we want to call on everyone to cooperate on the matter."
Russian Airborne Troops chief says paratroopers ready to help Syria in combating terrorism
The Russian Airborne Troops are ready to assist Syria in countering terrorists, if such a task is set by Russia’s leaders, commander of the Airborne Troops Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov told reporters on Tuesday.
"Of course we will execute the decisions set forth by the country’s leadership, if there is a task at hand," Shamanov said, in response to a Syrian reporter’s question about the readiness of the Russian Airborne Troops to render assistance to Syria’s government in its battle against terrorism.
Shamanov noted that Russia and Syria have "long-term good relations." "Many Syrian experts, including military, received education in the Soviet Union and in Russia," Shamanov added. [ Source ]