Assad: U.S. Forces In Syria Are ‘Invaders’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

The Times of Israel reports: Syrian President Bashar Assad on Saturday commented on US troops who recently arrived in northern Syria, telling a Chinese TV station that all foreign troops on Syrian soil without invitation or consultation with the Syrian government are considered “invaders.”

Assad scoffed at US troops’ presence, saying “They didn’t succeed anywhere they sent troops, they only create a mess. They are very good in creating problems and destroying, but they are very bad in finding solutions.”

Assad also said that while “in theory” he shares the priorities of fighting terrorism with US President Donald Trump, they have had no formal contact yet.