The situation in Syria has significantly improved, since the fighters of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups are surrendering, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told WION, RIA Novosti reports.
“The situation in Syria has significantly improved because the terrorist groups—mainly IS and al-Nusra—are surrendering or because the territory under their control is narrowing down. Thus, from military point of view, the field environment is much better now than it used to be before,” Assad noted.
The President also noted that the overall picture of the situation in Syria is not only connected with the military actions but also with other factors, including the ideology disseminated by terrorists, as well as the support provided to the terrorist groups by other countries.
Among such countries Assad pointed out to Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, as well as a few western countries, including US, France and UK. According to Assad, such a support is indicative of the start of a “new age,” when it is possible to use terrorism for achieving political goals.
Nevertheless, the Syrian president noted that the worst is behind.