Hollande says Assad cannot be partner against terrorism

Calls Syrian president 'objective ally of jihadists'

28 August, 14:16

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, AUGUST 28 - French President Francois Hollande on Thursday told an audience of ambassadors gathered in Paris that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "cannot be a partner in the fight against terrorism" in Syria and Iraq, where Islamic State jihadists control various regions. "A broad alliance is needed, but things must be clear: Bashar al-Assad cannot be a partner in the fight against terrorism, as he is the objective ally of jihadists". (ANSAmed).

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