Syria’s Assad Thanks Iran, Russia For Helping Thwart Attempts To Oust Him

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said his army has foiled Western attempts to overthrow his government thanks to assistance from allies including Russia, Iran, and Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement.

“Their direct support — politically, economically, and militarily — has made possible bigger advances on the battlefield and reduced the losses and burdens of war,” Assad said during a televised address on August 20.

He stressed, however, that “the battle continues” and that it was too early to speak of victory in the country’s 6 1/2-year-old civil war. Read more here.




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