Syrian Opposition Welcomes Obama's ISIS Strategy

Syria's main Western-backed opposition group has welcomed President Barack Obama's authorization of U.S. airstrikes targeting ISIS inside Syria for the first time, The Associated Press reported. The Syrian National Coalition on Thursday urged the U.S. Congress to approve a program to arm and train Syrian rebels who are battling the Islamic extremists as well as Syrian President Bashar Assad. Obama announced on Wednesday he was authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria and with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of a campaign to root out ISIS.

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