Washington: A member of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government has declared that they have ‘already won’ and the rebellions have failed.
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal al-Maqdad in an interview that the battle is going very well for the regime.
According to CNN, when asked if al-Assad would give up power if he were voted out, al-Maqdad said, ‘absolutely, he would do so’, but he also assured that Assad still enjoys a ‘majority in Syria’.
But rebel leaders and fighters see it differently, the report said.
A suicide attack at a regime military facility left at least 20 soldiers dead this week in Homs, and just last week government forces were using artillery and planes against rebels in the capital`s southern suburbs.
According to the report, Al-Maqdad defended the regime`s shelling, calling it a reaction to the opposition`s violence.
He said that the Assad’s regime ‘is demanding to stop to all these actions and to come to the table where we discuss all our grievances together.’