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Syria's Assad says Israel 'supporting terrorists' by striking his army
April 27, 2017 / 4:34 PM / 7 months ago

Syria's Assad says Israel 'supporting terrorists' by striking his army

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said in a Venezuelan television interview broadcast on Thursday that Israeli military strikes on his army showed Israel was “supporting terrorists” in Syria, state-run Syrian media reported.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with RIA Novosti and Sputnik in this handout picture provided by SANA on April 21, 2017, Syria. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

Assad did not directly refer to the Israeli air strikes near Damascus airport early on Thursday and Syria’s official SANA news agency, which carried quotes from the interview with Venezuela’s Telesur channel, did not say when it was recorded.

Reporting by Angus McDowall; editing by Mark Heinrich

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