BEIRUT

Middle East

Damascus wants coordination in airstrikes on ISIS

A rebel fighter carries his weapon as he walks among rubble in the Damascus suburb of Harasta August 24, 2014. (REUTERS/Badra Mamet)

BEIRUT: The Syrian government said Monday that it must be involved in coordinating any airstrikes against Islamist militants in Syria, after the United States said it was considering extending the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) into Syrian territory.

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said airstrikes alone would not be adequate to deal with ISIS, which has taken control of large areas of Syria and neighboring Iraq. Moallem also said neighboring states needed to exchange intelligence with Syria.

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