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France's Hollande Says Assad No Ally In Fight Against Islamic State

by Wochit 0:55 mins

France's Hollande Says Assad No Ally In Fight Against Islamic State

by Wochit 0:55 mins

French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday opposition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq should get more Western support but ruled out seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as an ally. In a speech to an annual conference of French ambassadors, Hollande said "A large alliance is needed, but let's be clear. Assad is not a partner in the struggle against terrorism." Syrian rebel forces have been fighting Assad for more than three years with political backing from the West in a war that has cost 190,000 lives. France was the first Western country to recognize Syria's opposition forces, but was left out on a limb last year when the United States called off planned air strikes against Assad just hours before French planes were due to take off.

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