The Latest: US: Syrian president’s claims are ‘ridiculous’

September 22, 2016 2:44 PM

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The Latest: US: Syrian president’s claims are ‘ridiculous’

The State Department’s spokesman has dismissed claims made by Syrian President Bashar Assad during an interview with The Associated Press as “ridiculous,” adding they show that Assad has lost his legitimacy to govern.

In the interview, Assad tells AP that the U.S. deliberately targeted Syrian government soldiers in an airstrike that killed dozens. The U.S. has said the strike was accidental and they had intended to target Islamic State group militants. Assad says the U.S. lacks “the will” to join forces with Russ...

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