18:05 GMT20 September 2020
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    Syrian President Bashar Assad discussed in Damascus on Thursday the situation in the Arab country and the fight against terrorism with US Sen. Richard Black, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Assad said that terrorist actions all across the globe highlighted the need for real international cooperation not only in the fight against terrorism but also against the Wahhabi ideology behind it, according to the SANA news agency.

    Black in turn said that it was necessary to show the US people the real situation in Syria despite disinformation that some parties at the US administration practiced.

    The US senator also called for lifting economic sanctions imposed on Syria that violated international law.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting against several opposition factions and extremist groups. The United States and some of its allies have been supporting the so-called moderate Syrian opposition since the beginning of the conflict, calling on Assad to resign.


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