Syria conflict: Assad hopes for 'anti-terror ally' in Trump
Syria's leader has said he hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will be an ally in fighting terrorism but remains "cautious in judging him".
Bashar al-Assad said Mr Trump would be a "natural ally" if he fulfilled a campaign pledge to fight terrorism.
But he said it was "dubious" whether Mr Trump could "live up to his promises".
Mr Trump had previously said it was "madness" to oppose both Syrian forces and IS militants, and that fighting Syria could lead to fighting Russia.
Conflict continues to rage in Syria. Government aircraft on Tuesday... read more
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