‘The Cold War never ended…Syria is a Russian-American conflict’ says Bashar al-Assad

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The conflict in Syria is no longer simply a civil war but one conflict in a global Russian-American confrontation reminiscent of the Cold War, Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, has said. Mr Assad described the war in his country as “one theater” of a global confrontation between Russia and the West, which he accused of using terrorism like a political “trump card.” The comments come amid mounting international tensions over the fate of the city of Aleppo, where residents on Friday reported a continuation of heavy Russian and regime airstrikes as Mr Assad’s forces attempt to capture the rebel-held eastern districts. Read More