Syria ready to work with any state to fight Islamist militants

August 25, 2014 11:50 AM

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Syria ready to work with any state to fight Islamist militants

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria said on Monday it would cooperate in any international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the country, after Washington signaled it was considering extending the battle against the group into Syrian territory.

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem, whose government has been shunned by the West, presented his country as a vital partner in the war against Islamic State that has seized wide areas of Syria and Iraq.

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