Assad: West Growing Weaker in Syria

(AFP) President Bashar al-Assad claimed Western powers are "becoming much weaker" in Syria, in an interview published in The Sunday Times. "ISIS was smuggling oil and using Iraqi oilfields under American satellites and drones to make money, and the West was not saying anything. Whereas here [in Syria] the Russians interfered and ISIS started to shrink in every sense of the word....We were fighting an unlimited reserve of terrorists coming to Syria and we struggled, so Russian firepower and Iranian support has compensated."

2016-11-08 00:00:00

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