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    UK Air Campaign Against Daesh in Syria ‘Informational Fuss’

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    The actions of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) in Syria against the terrorist the Daesh terrorist group (also known as ISIL or Islamic State) are ineffective and just'informational fuss,' Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said Friday.

    On December 2 the UK Parliament approved the country's participation in a military operation in Syria by a majority vote. On the night of December 3 UK had dealt its first blow to the positions of Daesh.

    “The first RAF air strikes in Syria on Daesh positions are informational fuss. In the military sense in the current situation, they are ineffective,” Syrian National Agency SANA reported the minister as saying.

    The minister stressed that the leadership in Syria welcomes any assistance in the fight against terrorism, provided that the actions will be coordinated with the Syrian authorities.

    “They must act following the example of Russia,” Zoubi said.

    The minister said that without coordination with the Syrian Army, Western countries “are not at war with Daesh but are only trying to create the impression of a fight.”

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    Daesh, military coordination, anti-ISIL coalition, terrorism, assistance, RAF (UK), Omran al-Zoubi, Syria, Britain
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