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Putin says huge mistake not to work with Assad's forces

Reuters logo Reuters 9/28/2015

President of Russia Vladimir Putin addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 28, 2015 in New York City. © John Moore/Getty Images President of Russia Vladimir Putin addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 28, 2015 in New York City. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday it was a huge mistake not to cooperate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's military, which he said was the only force truly fighting Islamic State militants in Syria.

"We think it is an enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian government and its armed forces who are valiantly fighting terrorism face to face," Putin told the U.N. General Assembly.

"We should finally acknowledge that no one but President Assad’s armed forces and (Kurdish) militia are truly fighting the Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria," he said.

(Reporting By Arshad Mohammed; Editing by David Storey)

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