The United States is trying with all its might to destroy Syria and undermine its infrastructure, Assad advisor Bouthaina Shaaban said.
"Americans are trying with all their might to destroy our country, to undermine its infrastructure. Of course, it is now absolutely clear that terrorism is not a natural disaster, it is planned terrorism that is supported by certain states," Shaaban said.
Syrian media have repeatedly reported on US-led coalition strikes, which have led to countless civilian casualties and damage to crucial infrastructure in the Arab Republic. The US-led coalition of more than 70 countries has been conducting airstrikes on Daesh positions since 2014, in a mission that was authorised neither by the Syrian government nor the UN Security Council.
In December, US President Donald Trump announced that US forces would soon leave Syria and declared the Daesh* terror group defeated in the country.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia