Syria’s leader slammed the image as a fake, against the accounts of eyewitnesses in Aleppo
“May I show you a picture?”
That was the question posed to Syrian President Bashar Assad in an interview with Swiss media released this week.
“Of course,” Assad replies
At this point in the conversation, the pair had spoken for nine minutes. Assad blamed the armed opposition (his name for them: “terrorists”), laid responsibility on the West and other Gulf nations (“supporting those terrorists with money, with logistics support”) and the killing of civilians in schools, in the streets, in hospitals (“every war is bad war”).