Int’l. community inactive in fighting terror: Syrian adviser

Bouthaina Shaaban, media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Bouthaina Shaaban, media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Syrian presidential advisor Bouthaina Shaaban says the international community has been paying only lip service in the fight against terrorism in Syria.

The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s media adviser made the remarks in an interview with Al-Manar Website, adding the international community’s stances on fighting terror in Syria is only at media level.

She further noted in order to counter terrorism in the Arab country, the processes of funding and supporting the terrorist groups should be halted.

Shaaban called on the international community to fight terrorism within the framework of the United Nations Security Council resolutions pertaining to counterterrorism.

She also urged certain regional countries to stop providing support for the Takfiri militants operating in Syria and change their hostile policies toward the war-torn country.

A US-led military coalition began its so-called battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Syria in September 2014.

The coalition, which claims to have been targeting ISIL positions, has also attacked the provinces where the ISIL militants are not active and have even hit the Syrian infrastructure.

The US-led coalition’s airstrikes have failed to dislodge the terrorists.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. According to a recent report by the UN, over 220,000 people, including thousands of children, have been killed due to the ongoing crisis in Syria. Nearly 4 million Syrians have left their country since the beginning of the crisis, and 7.6 million civilians have been internally displaced.

The violence fueled by ISIL Takfiri groups has reportedly been supported by the Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

By Press TV

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  1. Nicholas Olson

    “Four difficult years have passed, during which the Syrian people have offered great sacrifices as the country was targeted with its unity, history, identity and coexistence… Targeting Syria is part of targeting the whole region which started since the US occupation of Iraq in 2003, aiming at fragmenting the Arabs and erasing their regional and international role,” Shaaban added.