ISIL much easier to defeat without Turkish, Saudi support for it: Syrian official

An adviser to the Syrian president says ISIL would be defeated much more easily if some regional countries, especially Turkey and Saudi Arabia, did not fund and support the terrorist group.
In an interview with Russia Today published on Thursday, Bouthaina Shaaban cited foreign-backed groups as the key obstacles to peace talks aimed at ending the crisis in the country.

ISIL much easier to defeat without Turkish, Saudi support for it: Syrian official
“If it were not for the support by regional parties – in particular Turkey and Saudi Arabia, it would not be difficult to defeat ISIL. But the money, the resources, the facilitation comes from these countries to ISIL,” she said, using another name for Daesh.
The official, who is President Bashar al-Assad’s political and media adviser, further censured the US and the West for the “political support” they lend to Daesh Takfiris.
She touched upon peace talks between the Syrian government and the so-called opposition, saying they have not been able to have a dialog because each opposition group “belongs to a different country” and is financed by them.
“This is the only opposition in the world that are agents of foreign countries against their own country,” she added.
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