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Bashar Al Assad: 'IS shrinking since Russian strikes'

Syria's president Bashar al-Assad says Russia's involvement in his country's war has led to significant changes, including the "shrinking" of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Russia launched air strikes in late September in support of Mr Assad, Moscow's ally.

Mr Assad told Czech television that US air strikes on Syria had not slowed IS, but that Russian bombing was doing so.

  • 02 Dec 2015
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