LONDON - British air strikes on Islamic State will fail to defeat the militant group, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview with the Sunday Times
newspaper, mocking Prime Minister David Cameron's strategy in the region.
British lawmakers approved the bombing of Islamic State targets in Syria on Thursday. Hours after that approval, the Royal Air Force struck the oilfields that Cameron's government says are being used to fund attacks on the West.
Speaking in an interview conducted before the vote in parliament, the result of which had been widely anticipated, Assad said Cameron's strategy would make the situation worse, not better.