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Syria: Muallem says Syria "ready to cooperate with West against IS"02:44

Syria: Muallem says Syria "ready to cooperate with West against IS"

Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus
August 25, 2014 at 23:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said that Syria is "ready for co-operation" with the USA and Britain in co-ordinating airstikes against the Islamic State (IS) but such strikes must be made with Syrian consent, during a news conference in Damascus on Monday.

The Islamic State has advanced into several parts of Syria, including Raqqa province. Muallem's announcement follows a statement by the US in which it said it is considering aerial attacks on IS inside Syrian territory.

Syria: Muallem says Syria "ready to cooperate with West against IS"02:44
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Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said that Syria is "ready for co-operation" with the USA and Britain in co-ordinating airstikes against the Islamic State (IS) but such strikes must be made with Syrian consent, during a news conference in Damascus on Monday.

The Islamic State has advanced into several parts of Syria, including Raqqa province. Muallem's announcement follows a statement by the US in which it said it is considering aerial attacks on IS inside Syrian territory.