Syria’s leader BASHAR AL-ASSAD has said he hopes US President-elect DONALD TRUMP will be an ally in fighting terrorism but remains “cautious in judging him”.
AL-ASSAD said TRUMP would be a “natural ally” if he fulfilled a campaign pledge to fight terrorism.
But the Syrian leader said it was “dubious” whether Mr TRUMP could “live up to his promises”.
DONALD TRUMP had previously said it was “madness” to oppose both Syrian forces and IS militants, and that fighting Syria could lead to fighting Russia.
Conflict continues to rage in Syria as government aircraft on Tuesday bombed besieged rebel-held eastern districts of the city of Aleppo for the first time in three weeks.