President Assad accuses US of 'destabilising' Syria
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said the US is trying to destabilise Syria by providing political protection for "gangs" operating in the country.
In an interview for German TV, Mr Assad also said Saudi Arabia and Qatar were arming "terrorists" in Syria.
He also accused Turkey of giving the "terrorists" logistical support.
Meanwhile, Syria's armed forces have been conducting "large-scale" manoeuvres to test their "combat readiness", Syrian state media report.