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Qatar says fight against Islamic State will fail if Assad stays

Sep 27, 2014    

DUBAI (Reuters) Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad alThani has warned that the U.S.led fight against Islamic State militancy will not succeed as long as Syrian President Bashar alAssad remains in power.U.S. and Arab forces have bombed Islamic State targets in northern and eastern Syria this week, following U.S. strikes on the al Qaeda splinter group in Iraq since early August."We have to counter terrorism, yes. But I believe that the main cause of all this is the regime in Syria, and this regime should be punished," Sheikh Tamim said in an interview with CNN broadcast on Thursday.&...

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