Assad backs any international effort against `terror`: State media

Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad said Tuesday that Damascus backed any international effort against "terrorism," after a US-led coalition against jihadists launched airstrikes in the country, state media reported.

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 23, 2014, 21:23 PM IST

Damascus: Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad said Tuesday that Damascus backed any international effort against "terrorism," after a US-led coalition against jihadists launched airstrikes in the country, state media reported.

"Syria will continue to resolutely fight the war it has been prosecuting for years against... terrorism," state news agency SANA quoted him as saying.

"It supports any international effort to fight against terrorism," he added, as he met Iraq`s national security adviser in Damascus.