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Best of enemies: Bashar al-Assad’s collusion with Islamic State

Former IS hostage Nicolas Hénin argues that Assad will never be a serious ally in fighting jihadis

By Nicolas Hénin and Martin Makinson  

Far from taking the battle to IS, Bashar al-Assad has colluded with the group © Ammar Abd Rabbo / ABACA USA/PA Images

In the wake of the 13th November terrorist attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris, France has declared it is now a nation “at war” against Islamic State (IS). Britain has now joined them in striking IS in Syria. The Paris attacks were immediately condemned by…

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