Russia to continue helping Syrian armed forces fight 'terrorists'

An image made available on November 23, 2015, purports to show an explosion after airstrikes carried out by Russian air force on what Russia says was an Islamic State facility in the Syrian province of Idlib (AFP Photo/)

Moscow (AFP) - Russia said Saturday it will continue providing assistance to the Syrian armed forces to fight against "terrorists."

"Russia is continuing a consistent line to provide assistance and help to the armed forces of Syria in their offensive actions against terrorists, against terrorist organisations," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.