Syrian President Assad: British Airstrikes against ISIS Will Fail

Syrian President Assad: British Airstrikes against ISIS Will Fail
Sun Dec 6, 2015 15:58:54

Syrian President Bashar Assad says British airstrikes in Syria against the ISIS terrorist group are illegal and doomed to fail.

Assad said in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times that ISIs cannot be defeated with airstrikes alone unless there is coordination with forces on the ground.

His comments were carried by Syrian state news agency SANA on Sunday.

British warplanes began launching airstrikes in Syria on Thursday after Parliament voted to authorize air attacks against ISIS targets there.

Assad has said the only airstrikes that have worked against ISIS are those carried out by Russia, which is cooperating with Syrian government forces.

Syrian army troops have captured areas from ISIS since Moscow began its air campaign on Sept. 30. Jakarta Post reported.

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