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Strange Bedfellows Emerge In ISIS Fight In Syria05:53
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Syrian men react at the scene of reported air strikes by regime forces in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus today. At least 31 civilians were killed in Syrian government air strikes near Damascus as a barrage of deadly rebel rocket fire hit the capital, a monitor said. (Sameer al-Doumy/Getty Images)
Syrian men react at the scene of reported air strikes by regime forces in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area near Damascus today. At least 31 civilians were killed in Syrian government air strikes near Damascus as a barrage of deadly rebel rocket fire hit the capital, a monitor said. (Sameer al-Doumy/Getty Images)
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In Syria, 250,000 people have died since peaceful protests in 2011 against the Assad regime devolved into civil war. And now with President Bashar Assad's forces seeing losses to ISIS, countries like the U.S., Saudi Arabia, Russia and Iran are making diplomatic efforts to help resolve the war in Syria before ISIS takes over the country entirely.

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem joins Here & Now's Robin Young from Beirut to discuss the unlikely partnership.

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This segment aired on August 5, 2015.

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