Last updated: 23 January, 2017

Trump open to joint anti-IS Syria ops with Russia, says White House

US President Donald Trump is open to conducting joint operations with Russia to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, his spokesman said Monday.

“If there’s a way we can combat ISIS with any country, whether it’s Russia or anyone else, and we have a shared national interest in that, sure, we’ll take it,” press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters when asked about the prospect of joint military action in Syria.