Assad: All Western Aid For Syria Sent To Terrorist Groups, Not Civilians

Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)

Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks to The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)

Earlier in December, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the EU member states were behind all the humanitarian aid delivered to Syria.

“Actually, all the aid that any Western country sent was to the terrorists, to be very clear, blunt and very transparent. They never cared about a single Syrian human life,” Assad said commenting on a recent statement made by Mogherini.

He pointed out that the western countries did not help any Syrian cities surrounded by terrorist organizations.

“We have so many cities in Syria till today surrounded by and besieged by the terrorists; they prevented anything to reach them, food, water, anything, all the basic needs of life… So, this is the double standard, this is the lie that they keep telling, and it’s becoming a disgusting lie, no one is selling their stories anymore,” the Syrian president said.

Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting Syrian opposition groups striving to overthrow the president. Damascus is also fighting numerous extremist and terrorist groups such as the Jabhat Fatah al Sham and the Islamic State, both outlawed in Russia. According to the United Nations, at least 300,000 Syrians have died since the beginning of the conflict.

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