U.S. backs ‘constructive’ Russian purpose contra Islamic State in Syria: official | Reuters

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WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department pronounced on Friday it would acquire a “constructive role” by Russia in a quarrel opposite Islamic State militants in Syria, though combined that Moscow should not be attempting to strengthen President Bashar al-Assad.

“We would acquire a constructive purpose by Russia opposite ISIL … though it can’t be a duty of continued support for Assad,” pronounced State Department orator John Kirby, regulating an acronym for a belligerent group.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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