Trump open to joint anti-IS Syria ops with Russia: White House

The devastation in Aleppo's Old City on January 22, 2017 a month after its recapture by the Syrian army (AFP Photo/LOUAI BESHARA)
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Washington (AFP) - US President Donald Trump is open to conducting joint operations with Russia to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, his spokesman said Monday.

"If there's a way we can combat ISIS with any country, whether it's Russia or anyone else, and we have a shared national interest in that, sure, we'll take it," press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters when asked about the prospect of joint military action in Syria.

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