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May 30, 2018 8:56 am

Russia Says Foreign Forces Must Quit Syria’s Border With Israel

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov delivers a speech during a session of the Syrian Congress of National Dialogue in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, January 30, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Sergei Karpukhin.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday the withdrawal of all non-Syrian forces from Syria’s southern border with Israel should happen as soon as possible, the TASS news agency reported.

Rebels control stretches of southwest Syria, bordering the Golan Heights, while Syrian army troops and allied Iran-backed militias hold nearby territory.

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