President Bashar al-Assad laughed and said he sleeps fine when he was asked during an interview about all the children killed every day in Syria. Mr Assad also said the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians is “the fault of terrorists” and said “we are talking about war, not charity”.
During an interview with The Sunday Times, Mr Assad was asked if he sleeps at night with all the children being killed in Aleppo and other parts of Syria. He reportedly laughed and replied: “I know the meaning of that question. I sleep regular, I sleep and work and eat normal and do sports.”
He also shrugged when asked how he felt about all the killing. “It’s the fault of terrorists and we are talking about war, not charity” he said. “In war you always have innocents hurt or killed. What do you do? You do your best. Terrorists are still in Aleppo and use civilians as human shields.”
He added: “We can’t just stand still and say, ‘Don’t destroy the city’. More important than the city are the people, so we have to do the best for them.”