Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. Damascus says the Western governments and their regional allies are aiding the Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the Arab country.
Meanwhile, the US and its allies refuse to recognize the legitimacy of the Syrian government and have placed a crippling blockade on it. Also, they denounced last months presidential elections in advance as neither free nor fair. Thats while President Bashar Assad was re-elected in a landslide.