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Syrian truce key to tackling Isis

Published 20/11/2015

I have a question for David Cameron.

Do you believe that America and Russia, with their powerful regional allies, could enforce a ceasefire between Assad and moderate rebels quite soon if they wanted to?

Among other things, they supply maybe 80% of the total weaponry used in the war.

If so, why is it not happening?

If such a ceasefire was achieved the Syrian army, backed up with the full panoply of American/Russian war technology, could lead the assault on Isis in their country. No other army can do that in a way which ensures stability after Isis have gone, all outside armies would be occupiers.

Brendan O'Brien


Belfast Telegraph

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