Assad: Raid That Hit Syria Army ‘Flagrant American Aggression’

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addressing the new parliament in Damascus

DAMASCUS (AFP) – President Bashar al-Assad on Monday described the deadly US-led coalition raid on his forces in eastern Syria at the weekend as “flagrant American aggression”.

Speaking to Iran’s deputy foreign minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari, Assad accused world powers of supporting “terrorist organisations” in Syria such as the Islamic State jihadist group.

“The latest example of this is the flagrant American aggression on one of the Syrian army’s positions in Deir Ezzor to the benefit of Daesh” on Saturday, he added, using the Arabic acronym for IS.


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