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Syria's Opposition Wants Trump to 'Drive a Wedge' Between Iran and Russia

Assad's foes hope the Kremlin will warm to the U.S. and ease off in the Middle East.
Foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria.

Foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Syria.

Photographer: Anton NovoderezhkinTASS, via Getty Images

The last person in the world one would expect to support Donald Trump's coming outreach to Russia would be Abdul Ilah Fahad.

He is the secretary general of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces. His side has been bombed mercilessly by Russian aircraft for more than a year now.