Assad says West will ‘pay price’ for supporting Al-Qaeda in Syria
London: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the West will pay a high price for what he described as their support for Al-Qaeda.
In an interview with al-Ikhbariya TV channel, Assad compared the situation to US support for Islamists in Afghanistan leading to the rise of the Taliban and al-Qaeda. According to the BBC, Assad alluded to the aid provided by the US to the Afghan mujahideen in 1980 during their war against the Soviet occupation, seen as one of the roots of jihadism.
He said that the West has paid heavily for funding Al-Qaeda in its early stages. Today it is doing the same in Syria, Libya and other places, and will pay a heavy price in the heart of Europe and the United States, he added.
According to the report, the Syrian leader also said that his own defeat would be catastrophic
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