Middle East Monitor

“The victims of terrorism should be a key partner in fighting it,” declared Assad spokeswoman

The Syrian regime must be part of the global anti-ISIS alliance led by the United States, a government spokesperson said Friday.

According to the Syrian News Agency the media advisor of Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad, Buthaina Shaaban, said that Syria must be involved in efforts to confront ISIS as they are “a victim of terrorism.”

US President Barack Obama announced on Thursday his country’s strategy against ISIS, authorising for the first time aerial strikes against the group and dismissing the Assad regime as illegitimate and unreliable in fighting terrorism.

“Terrorism did not start today but four years ago,” Al-Assad’s spokeswoman said, referring to the popular revolt, which broke out against Assad in 2011.

“The victims of terrorism should be a key partner in fighting it”, she said.

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