Putin: Terrorists in Syria have taken tens of hostages including Americans

18.10.2018, Sochi.

Terrorists in Syria have taken whole families hostage, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said on October 18 at the Valdai International Forum, a correspondent of the Rossa Primavera News Agency reported.

“Terrorists in Syria have taken whole families hostage, and they have delivered ultimatums to Western states, promising to kill 10 people every day,” the Russian leader said.

Putin also added that two days earlier terrorists executed 10 people, including citizens of the United States.

Also, the President of the Russian Federation noted Russia’s great role in the stabilization of the situation in Syria. In particular, according to Putin, it is our country that liberated almost 95% of the Syrian territory from terrorists and, most importantly, prevented the permanent disintegration of the Syrian state.

On October 15-18 in Sochi, the 15th meeting of the Valdai discussion club took place. The event traditionally gathers a large number of experts from Russia and abroad to discuss current global security issues.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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