Assad Says He Gets Third-Party Information About Coalition
Bashar al-Assad says his government gets tipoffs from third parties about coalition plans in Syria but insists he isn't collaborating.By Sebastian Martinez | February 10, 2015
"Through third party, more than one party, Iraq and other countries, sometimes they convey message, general message, but there's nothing tactical," Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the BBC's Jeremy Bowen.
That was from an exclusive interview Syria's President Bashar al-Assad gave the BBC Tuesday in which he also denied using barrel bombs and said he does not cooperate with the United States because it "backed terrorists." (Video via BBC)
That last part is especially important because speculation over whether the U.S. would be helping Assad by targeting ISIS in Syria has been rampant since the U.S.-led coalition started carrying out airstrikes in the country. (Video via The White House, U.S. Central Command)