Assad says Syria is informed on anti-IS air campaign (BBC)

Bashar al-Assad, courtesy of Foreign Affairs

Bashar al-Assad, courtesy of Foreign Affairs

In an interview with the BBC, Assad claimed he was not coordinating with the U.S. on airstrikes against ISIS; however, third parties (e.g. Iraq) were informing him of anti-ISIS bombing plans. Assad also denied the use of barrel bombs against Syrian civilians.

Read the article at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31312414?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMideast%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20Middle%20East%20Daily_2.10.15

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