"Syria will ask the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to fight on the side of our forces if the need arises," the RIA quoted him as saying "News".
Muallem stressed that at present only Russian specialists and experts are in Syria who help the Syrian military master new types of weapons supplied.
According to him, "neither Russia nor Iran does not interfere in the internal affairs of Syria." At the same time, the minister stressed that all states should participate in the fight against terrorism, and not just Iraq and Syria.
TASS notes that earlier the electronic version of the newspaper "Al-Diyar" reported about massive attacks on the positions of militants "Islamic State" (IG) in the province of Raqqa, which on Thursday struck the Syrian Air Force. As a result, a large number of Islamists, military equipment and vehicles were destroyed.
Also, aviation It was used in the vicinity of Palmyra in the area of the Jezal oil field, where fierce fighting has been going on for several days.
In the southern city of Bosra al-Sham, Syrian helicopters attacked the militants headquarters at the very moment when a meeting was held with the participation of field commanders. As a result, 18 militants were killed.
The hottest point of the country is still the north-western front, where there are battles between government forces and the Islamic Jash al-Fatah coalition. According to military sources, in the area, Syrian aviation destroyed 19 militants.