Assad: U.S. Military Forces in Syria Are "Invaders"

(CNN) Joe Sterling, Jennifer Deaton and Barbara Starr - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad called American troops deploying to Syria "invaders" because he hadn't given permission for them to enter the country. "And we don't think this is going to help. What are they going to do? To fight ISIS? The Americans lost nearly every war. They lost in Iraq, they had to withdraw at the end. Even in Somalia, let alone Vietnam in the past and Afghanistan." The Syrian leader was interviewed by China's Phoenix TV and his remarks were reported by Syria's SANA news agency on Saturday. U.S. Marines have arrived in northern Syria with artillery to support U.S.-backed local forces prior to an assault on Raqqa, ISIS' capital.

2017-03-13 00:00:00

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