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    China supports the Russian aerial campaign against Daesh (also known as ISIL or Islamic State) as it is being conducted in compliance with international military law, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Friday.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — Moscow has been conducting pinpoint airstrikes on Daesh positions at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad beginning September 30.

    At the same time, a US-led international coalition has been conducting a separate aerial campaign since 2014 without the approval of Damascus of the UN Security Council.

    "We always supported countries' efforts directed at the protection of their national security and stability. As for Russian anti-terrorist campaign in Syria, we have taken note that it is conducted at the request of Syrian government. We support actions based on the norms of international law and approved by the state concerned," Hua said.

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