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Iraqi official briefs Syria's Assad on efforts against Islamic State

Sep 16, 2014    

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraq's national security adviser briefed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on efforts to counter Islamic State on Tuesday, in the first such meeting since the United States launched air strikes on the radical group in Iraq.The United States and other Western governments have dismissed the idea of cooperating with Syria in the fight against Islamic State, which has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria. Western governments see Assad as part of the problem and say he must leave power.But the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad, together with Iran and the Lebanese group Hezbollah, ...

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