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Assad: Terrorist groups, Turkish President two sides of same coin

The terrorist groups of ISIS and Al-Nusra Front (also known as Fatah al-Sham Front or the Levant Liberation Board) and the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are following the same path in Syria, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said.

“In fact, we cannot separate all these groups. ISIS and Al-Nusra have the same Wahhabi ideology and the same terrorist doctrine. ISIS, Al-Nusra and Erdogan that is affiliated with the Muslims Brotherhood, al Saud, and al Thani in Qatar, uphold the same doctrine,” the Syrian President told ONT news agency.

“All these groups have something in common which is the extremist Wahhabi ideology. And all of them are instruments in the hands of the United States,” Assad added.

“I’m not saying that they are instruments in the hands of the West, because Western Europe doesn’t practically exist on the political map. Europe implements what America wants, without any objection. All of these groups operate under the American leadership. So, whether we say that they are foreign powers, ISIS and Al-Nusra, or others, the director and financier is the same. They are all one group but with different names and different tactics,” Assad concluded.

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