Member of the political committee Nasr al-Hariri said that the Russian intervention in Syria is designed to save Assad from losing power after the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and other foreign militias failed to prop up his regime.
Hariri was speaking at a panel discussion on Monday with Col. Abdul-Jabbar Aqidi, former head of Aleppo Military Council and Sinaberq Zahedi, chairman of the judiciary committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
“Despite the fact that the Russians employ a scorched-earth policy in Syria, the Assad regime forces failed to advance on liberated areas. They, therefore, sought the help of IRGC and mercenaries drawn from over 40 foreign militias,” Hariri added.
Hariri pointed out that Russia uses the Geneva talks as a ploy to cover up its crimes against civilians in Syria. “Russia intervened in Syria under the pretext of fighting ISIS, but 90 percent of the airstrikes it conducted in Syria targeted the liberated areas. The Russian airstrikes have not spared public markets, schools, IDPs camps, hospitals, or residential areas.”
Hariri concluded his remarks praising the heroic resistance shown by rebel fighters. He cited the rebels’ killing of IRGC senior officers and nearly 1,500 IRGC mercenaries since the start of 2016. (Source: Syrian Coalition)