Support Russia Insider - Go Ad-Free!

Assad: We've Been Facing This 'Savage Terror' For Over 5 Years

France is now experiencing the horror that has gripped Syria

Originally appeared at International Business Times


AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al Assad condemned Friday's attacks in Paris and said that such acts of terror were similar to what his people had faced in years of violent civil war.

"What France suffered from savage terror is what the Syrian people have been enduring for over five years," the Syrian President was quoted as saying on state media and Lebanese TV station al Mayadeen.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi)

Support Russia Insider - Go Ad-Free!

Our commenting rules: You can say pretty much anything except the F word. If you are abusive, obscene, or a paid troll, we will ban you. Full statement from the Editor, Charles Bausman.