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Iran says attacks on 'terrorists' in Syria's Ghouta will continue


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Iran's army chief-of-staff said today the UN Security Council resolution demanding a ceasefire in Syria does not cover "terrorist groups" in Eastern Ghouta and they would continue to be targeted by the Syrian military.

"We respect this resolution which is an international decision... but the zones on the periphery of Damascus which are in the hands of Al-Nusra and other terrorist groups are not covered by the ceasefire," said General Mohammad Bagheri.

"The offensives and clearing operations by the Syrian army will continue," said the general, quoted by the official IRNA news agency.

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First Published: Feb 25 2018 | 7:00 PM IST

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