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    Russian Ambassador to Syria Alexander Kinschak said that the Western media are biased when cover the Syrian conflict and present a one-sided picture on the issue.

    Six batteries of NATO-backed missile defense systems have been set up in southeastern Turkey to protect against aerial attacks from war-torn Syria (File)
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Western media are biased when cover the Syrian conflict and present a one-sided picture on the issue, Russian Ambassador to Syria Alexander Kinschak said Thursday.

    "The fact that they [Western media] are quite heavily biased when cover the Syrian conflict is not a secret for anybody. And besides, the information quite often deliberately presents a one-sided view," Kinschak told Rossiya 24 television.

    He added that the example with Syrian Palmyra was very illustrative of the Western attitude towards coverage of news in Syria.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting against numerous opposition factions and extremist groups, including Daesh and al-Nusra Front, both of which are outlawed in Russia and the United States.

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