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View from Damascus as UK plans air strikes

British MPs have voted to authorise UK air strikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria.

The Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad, has dismissed the significance of Western air strikes against IS targets. He has said the only meaningful intervention has been from Russia, which in his view has changed the situation on the ground.

Chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet reports from the Syrian capital, Damascus.

  • 03 Dec 2015
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