Hirunews Logo
Syria+conflict%3A+Assad+hopes+for+%27anti-terror+ally%27+in+Trump
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 7:56
Syria conflict: Assad hopes for 'anti-terror ally' in Trump
120

Shares
14,449

Views
Syria's leader has said he hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will be an ally in fighting terrorism but remains "cautious in judging him".

Bashar al-Assad said Trump would be a "natural ally" if he fulfilled a campaign pledge to fight terrorism.

But he said it was "dubious" whether Trump could "live up to his promises".

Trump had previously said it was "madness" to oppose both Syrian forces and IS militants, and that fighting Syria could lead to fighting Russia.

Conflict continues to rage in Syria. Government aircraft on Tuesday bombed besieged rebel-held eastern districts of the city of Aleppo for the first time in three weeks, activists said.

More than 300,000 people have died since the Syrian civil conflict began in March 2011.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
191 Views
10,045 Views
4,713 Views
3,613 Views
211 Views
5,259 Views
Top