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Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that Russia was ready to help the rebels if they attacked militants from the Islamic State (IS) group.
In his offer to the FSA, Mr Lavrov said the Russian air force could support the FSA provided the US shared information about rebel positions
But on Sunday, an FSA spokesman told the BBC that Russia had no role in Syria.
"[Russian President] Vladimir Putin, is assisting a regime that indiscriminately kills their own people," Issam al-Reis said.
"How could we trust the Russians' help?"
Mr Issam said the FSA would continue fighting President Bashar al-Assad, who "was not part of the solution" to ending Syria's civil war.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: markosity1973
Clearly there is no agenda for peace among these rebels.
Peace? With a Tyrant like Bashar Al Assad???
The prick has been barrel bombing children for 3 years.
Time to go!!!
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
It is becoming more obvious every day that passes .Washington has lost the narrative and Putin is making moves that they cant catch up with ...
originally posted by: Vector99
Russia - We will help the rebels, just tell us where they are
US - ermm, no, we are not giving you targets to bomb
Russia - See, US is unwilling to work
originally posted by: markosity1973
a reply to: Bone75
This is where the diplomatic solution that Russia proposes comes in. FSA and Assad would hammer out a 'non conflcit' agreement then start negotiating a post war Syria.
For Syria to be put back together again, groups like FSA will need to sit down and talk instead of shoot eventually. No single group is going to win this war by themselves. Look at Assad; he already has a growing alliance helping him out for instance.
originally posted by: RadioRobert
I agree with this, but Assad has done very little in the way of concessions other than "talk" in the past few decades. Both parties have to be willing to come to an agreement.