Syria's Assad Backs International Efforts to Fight Terrorism, Iran and Russia Condemn Airstrikes

(AP-Boston Herald) Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, after the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. Damascus said the U.S. informed it of the strikes beforehand. Syria's two key allies, Iran and Russia, condemned the strikes. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in New York that the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes are illegal. Russia warned that the "unilateral" U.S. airstrikes are destabilizing.

2014-09-24 00:00:00

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