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    The Russian Foreign Ministry underscored the importance of destroying Daesh in strict compliance with international law. On Monday, Washington announced it attacked Daesh targets in Libya at the local government's request.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States’ latest airstrikes against the outlawed Daesh jihadist group in Libya should strictly adhere to international law, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, reiterating the call for joint anti-terrorist efforts.

    "Russia has always advocated the need for decisive action to destroy Daesh and other terrorist groups, wherever they may be, in strict compliance with international law. We believe it is fundamentally important to establish solid coordination among all states engaged in the fight against terrorism," the ministry said.

    On Monday, the Pentagon announced it had conducted airstrikes against two Daesh targets in Libya, in coordination with the internationally recognized Libyan Government of National Accord.

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