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With Islamic State militants absolutely out of control in Syria and Iraq, Western leaders may be starting to realize that the only way to defeat the jihadists is to work with the government of Bashar al-Assad.
As the Islamic State continues to rise and wreak havoc in Syria and Iraq, Western leaders seem to be looking to re-engage with the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad.Officially, leaders of the United States, France and Britain refuse to sit down with al-Assad. Their demands still remain the same – they want the Syrian leader to quit his office.
However, as more and more foreign nationals, including those from Western countries, keep joining the ranks of the Islamic State, western governments are coming under pressure from their intelligence services to engage with the Syrian government. Although nothing has been formally stated, there have been reports that Western and Syrian intelligence agencies could have had a series of contacts regarding a potential cooperation.
Airstrikes against the jihadists in Syria and Iraq have…
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