Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Denies US Cooperation in ISIS Fight

February 10, 2015 12:26 PM

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Denies US Cooperation in ISIS Fight

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad receives information from the United States regarding the fight against ISIS, he revealed in an interview with the BBC, but he denied that the countries are coordinating their efforts against the terrorist group, which has taken control of large swathes of Syria and Iraq.

“Sometimes they convey a message, a general message but there’s nothing tactical,” Assad told the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen in a rare interview, adding that Iraq and other countries act as third parties and that he knew about the U.S.-led coalition’s bombing campaign before it started in September.

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