Syria opposition welcomes US strikes, urges pressure on Assad

Syria`s opposition National Coalition on Tuesday welcomed US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group, but urged sustained pressure on President Bashar al-Assad`s government.

Beirut: Syria`s opposition National Coalition on Tuesday welcomed US-led air strikes against the Islamic State group, but urged sustained pressure on President Bashar al-Assad`s government.

"Tonight, the international community has joined our fight against ISIS in Syria," Coalition president Hadi al-Bahra said, using an alternative acronym for the jihadist group.

"We are calling on all our partners to maintain pressure on the Assad regime," he added in a statement.

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