A powerful car bomb explosion in the Syrian city of A'zaz claims at least 50 lives. The blast comes as a nationwide ceasefire is being observed across much of Syria. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which was the latest in a string of bombings to hit A'zaz.
A political commentator believes one of the fundamental aims of the terrorist groups in Syria is to cause as much “chaos, anarchy, death and destruction” as they can in the areas that are safe and secure following the ceasefire.
“Especially in these northern areas there has been a constant problem of car bombs and acts of sabotage by many of the extremist groups mainly ISIS (Daesh) and Jabhat al-Nusra or Jabhat Fateh al-Sham,” Danny Makki told Press TV in an interview on Saturday.
He also noted the timing of this bombing event suggests that the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group could be the “main culprit”, given the fact that it has previously targeted these areas.
He went on to say this incident shows that Daesh and other extremist groups in Syria are gaining more strength because there is no “unified line” to fight them.
The commentator also argued such acts of terrorism will continue to happen in Syria unless there is a global coalition to support the Syrian military and the allied forces who are working to defeat the extremist radical terrorist groups.
Makki further criticized the Western countries for considering the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as their “number one priority”.
He also stated the West has to wake up and see the terror threat which is coming from the foreign-backed militancy in Syria and is targeting Western civilizations on a day to day basis.
According to the commentator, unless there is a change in policy to fight terrorism in a systematic way in Syria, terror threats will continue to increase in the West.