AP INTERVIEW: US should hit all militants in Syria

September 29, 2014 8:27 PM

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AP INTERVIEW: US should hit all militants in Syria

Syria's foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian regime with its Western and Arab opponents in a fight against a common enemy.

"They have the same ideology. They have the same extremist ideology," Walid al-Moallem told The Associated Press in urging a widening of the U.S.-led aerial campaign to include all Islamic rebel factions fighting President Bashar Assad's government.

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