A British Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado fighter jet is seen at the Akrotiri airbase, near the Cypriot city of Limassol. British fighter jets fired on IS militants west of Baghdad, the Ministry of Defence said.
A British Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado fighter jet is seen at the Akrotiri airbase, near the Cypriot city of Limassol. British fighter jets fired on IS militants west of Baghdad, the Ministry of Defence said.

Damascus : The US-led anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition is “illegitimate”, said a top Iranian official visiting Syria.

The US-led international coalition is “amputated and doesn’t have international legitimacy”, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said at a press conference in the capital Damascus, according to IANS.

The official accused the countries that have joined the coalition of originally supporting the Islamist militant groups in Syria, referring to the Arab Gulf states, which initially backed the armed rebellion in Syria before finally deciding to join the US in its battle against the IS Sunni radical group that has violently seized large parts of Iraq and Syria.

“The US airstrikes (on Syria) are illogical and unacceptable,” he said, adding that Iran has opposed the coalition because it rejects intervention in the domestic affairs of others.

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