U.S. Strikes Will Help Syria Rebels Defeat Assad, Opposition Says

Mideast Syria

Syria's Western-backed National Coalition opposition group welcomed airstrikes by the U.S. and Arab allies on ISIS strongholds in Syria on Tuesday, saying they would help its struggle against President Bashar Assad, NBC News reported. “The campaign should continue until the Islamic State is completely eradicated from Syrian lands," the president of the coalition told Reuters. A significant part of President Barack Obama's strategy against ISIS depends on bolstering Syria's moderate rebels to strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists.

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