The notorious Syrian dictator President Bashar al-Assad has told Yahoo News that some of the 4.8 million refugees escaping war-torn Syria are ‘definitely’ terrorists.
In an exclusive interview with Michael Isikoff from inside the presidential palace in Damascus, Assad was asked if some of those who fled are "aligned with terrorists". In response, Assad said:
“Definitely, definitely… You can find it on the Net. Those terrorists in Syria, holding the machine gun or killing people, they [appear as] peaceful refugees in Europe or in the West.”
When pressed to put a number on this assertion, the Syrian president, himself an exceptionally barbarous leader, purportedly responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of Syrians, responded by saying that “no-one has any number”.
Assad went on, however: “Because no-body knows all the terrorists to give a percentage […] You don’t need a significant number to commit atrocities.”
He pointed out that “only 15 terrorists” were responsible for murdering 2,977 people in the 9/11 attacks — there were 19 attackers in total, according to reports.
Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, the country has been home to various warring factions, including, but not limited to, the terror organizations of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Front for the Conquest of Syria/the Levant) and factions of Al-Qaeda.
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