Assad says Britain's Syria strikes 'illegal', will only fuel terror

A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on December 6, 2015 shows President Bashar al-Assad (L) giving an interview to a journalist from Britain's Sunday Times in his Damascus residenceBritain’s bombing campaign against Islamic State extremists in Syria is “illegal” and will only cause “terrorism” to spread, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview published Sunday. “It will be harmful and illegal and it will support terrorism as happened after the coalition started its operation a year or so (ago),” he told The Sunday Times after British MPs voted on December 2 to join the US-led bombing campaign over Syria. “You cannot defeat (IS) through air strikes alone.

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