October 15, 2018 / 9:45 AM / a year ago

Syrian FM: After Idlib, our target is east of Euphrates river

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria’s foreign minister said on Monday the government’s next target after recovering Syria’s Idlib from rebels was the area east of the Euphrates, indicating territory held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

“After Idlib our target is east of the Euphrates,” said Walid al-Moualem, adding that the area, like all parts of Syria, had to return to Syrian sovereignty.

Reporting by Lisa Barrington and Dahlia Nehme

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