Syria’s President Bashar Assad said Wednesday that it was wrong to link the Palmyra issue only with the deployment of ISIS terrorists from Mosul.
Assad emphasized that ISIS terrorists from the areas of Raqqa and Deir Ezzor were also involved in the terrorist group’s Palmyra offensive. The Syrian president also added ISIS fighters were equipped with modern weapons.
“The truth is the most of terrorists moved to Palmyra from Raqqa and Deir Ezzor with a direct US support or at least the US allowed Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to assist and supply ISIS terrorists to finish this mission. What is really going on in Palmyra,” Assad said in an interview to the Russian state-run “Russia 24” TV-channel.