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Russian officials say Assad upbeat after strikes

AP  |  Beirut 

A group of Russian politicians has met with Syrian Bashar Assad, whose mood they describe as good a day after Western airstrikes.

In Assad's view, the airstrikes that were launched in response to an by Syrian forces on the town of will unify the country. That's according to Dmitry Sablin, a member of the lower house of the Russian parliament, who was quoted by Russian agencies.

Natalya Komarova, of Russia's Khanty-Mansiysk region, also attended Sunday's meeting. She says: "Assad has an absolutely positive attitude, a good mood."

Sablin was quoted as saying that Assad estimates rebuilding the country after years of war would cost USD 400 billion.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 16:20 IST