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Syrian President Assad claims the country’s civil war is turning in his regime’s favor

Syria’s Assad says war turning in regime’s favour (via AFP) Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday the three-year war tearing the country apart is turning in the government’s favour, state television reported. “This is a turning point in the crisis, both militarily in terms of the army’s achievements…  …

Syrian President Assad warns that Western military strikes against his country risk a ‘regional war’

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad warned Monday that Western military strikes would risk igniting a “regional war” in the “powder keg” of the Middle East, in an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro. He also said France would face “repercussions” if it took part in US-led plans for military action in…