MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow's decision to launch airstrikes in Syria, at the request of Damascus, to counter the Islamic state (ISIL) extremist group increases the chance of stopping the country's civil war, a Swiss lawmaker told Sputnik on Wednesday.
"This is real politic, and I support it. It means that we have a good chance to vince [defeat] Daesh [ISIL]," Luc Recordon said.
Syria has been in a civil war since 2011. Government forces have been fighting both the so-called moderate opposition factions and extremist groups, such as IS and the Nusra Front.