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Monday, 26 October 2015 - 9:35
Syria conflict: FSA rebels reject Russia military help
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Western-backed rebels of the Free Syrian Army have rejected an offer of military support from Russia.

Reports indicate that Moscow could not be trusted and that its help was not needed.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that Russia was ready to help the rebels if they attacked militants from the Islamic State group.

Russia, a key ally of the Syrian government, has carried out air strikes in the country since last month.

Moscow says the strikes have mainly targeted IS, but Western powers say most have hit the FSA and other factions backed by the West and Gulf states.

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