Assad hopes for 'anti-terror ally' in Trump

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Syria's leader has said he hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will be an ally in fighting terrorism but remains "cautious in judging him".

Bashar al-Assad said Mr Trump would be a "natural ally" if he fulfilled a campaign pledge to fight terrorism.

But he said it was "dubious" whether Mr Trump could "live up to his promises".

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