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Syrian official says Assad regime ‘has already won’

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:58

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.’


First Published: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:58

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