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US will confront ISIS in Syria, will not cooperate with al-Assad’s regime

The American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
The American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

(IraqiNews.com) The American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that Syria’s border will not hinder US actions to eliminate ISIS and that President Barack Obama has the constitutional and the executive powers to carry out air strikes against the organization even within Syria.

Hegel said “The military leaders agree to act immediately against the organization of the Islamic state, although the coalition against it should use all available tools.”

In this context, Hegel emphasized that the United States would not cooperate with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, adding: “We will continue to impose political and economical restrictions on the Syrian regime.”

He stressed that there are “a real threat to the Middle East and our allies in Europe,” pointing out that the organization uses “a mix of military tactics and brutal methods.”

On the other hand, Hegel said that the Defense Ministry will train 5,000 fighters from the Syrian opposition to help them in confronting the Islamic State.

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