Syria not pinning hope on US-led coalition against Islamic State

Syria’s foreign minister sais Wednesday his government is not pinning any hopes on the US-led coalition striking at Islamic State group militants in his country.

Walid al-Moallem said the coalition was active in preventing the Kurdish town of Kobani from falling into ISIS hands last year but that this support seems to have “evaporated” after that. Speaking at a press conference in Damascus, al-Moallem said the United States did nothing to prevent the ancient town of Palmyra in Syria or the province of Anbar in Iraq from falling into IS hands. He also says that security coordination between the Syrian and Iraqi armies “has not reached the desired levels.”



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