President Assad’s advisor: The West has lost the conventional war in Syria

20.12.2020, Damascus.

Having lost on the battlefields in Syria, Western countries engaged in an economic war against the country, political and media advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Bouthaina Shaaban said on December 18 during an interview to the Arab TV-channel Al Mayadeen.

“After liberating most of the Syrian territories, they have turned the war from the field into the economy,” said Shaaban. She added that the Syrian authorities had proposed to its allies some ways to solve the problem of Western sanctions.

According to the Turkish analytical center Jusoor, the Syrian army secured the control of 63% of its territory as at December 1. Another 25%, mainly beyond the Euphrates, were under control of the Kurdish self-defense forces, while militants supported by Turkey and the U.S. occupied 10% of the territory.

The Russian Defense Ministry noted that before Russian intervention in the Syrian conflict the government forces had controlled only 8 % of the Syrian territory.

Western countries, including the United States, have imposed coercive measures against Syria in order to prohibit companies to do business with the Syrian government. It has been reported that the Trump administration is considering a possibility to impose new sanctions against Syria before leaving the White House.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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