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Syria’s Assad Offers Dialogue, Slams Rebels in Rare Public Speech

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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The United States says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s plan for a national reconciliation conference is “detached from reality” and is an attempt to “cling to power.” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in statement following a rare speech by Mr. Assad Sunday that the Syrian leader has lost legitimacy. She repeated calls for him to […]

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Syria’s Assad Offers Dialogue, Slams Rebels in Rare Public Speech

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a rare public speech Sunday, again calling for a political solution to the civil war while denouncing opposition forces as “terrorists.” In his first national speech since June, Mr. Assad told a crowd of loyalists at the Damascus Opera House that he is prepared to hold a national reconciliation conference […]

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Syria’s Assad Offers Dialogue, Slams Rebels in Rare Speech

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public speech reiterating support for a political solution to his country’s civil war, while also denouncing opposition forces as “terrorists” and urging his people to fight them. In his first national address since last June, Mr. Assad appeared at the Damascus Opera House on Sunday, telling a […]

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Syria’s Assad Offers Dialogue, Slams Rebels in Rare Speech

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has made a rare public speech reiterating support for a political solution to his country’s civil war, while also denouncing opposition forces as “terrorists” and urging his people to fight them. In his first national address since last June, Mr. Assad appeared at the Damascus Opera House on Sunday, telling a […]

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Syria’s Assad Gives First Speech in Months

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Syria’s president has called for national mobilization to fight against rebels he says are “al-Qaida terrorists.” Bashar al-Assad said Sunday in his first speech in months that there is “no joy while security and stability are absent” on Syrian streets. Mr. Assad, who spoke at the opera house in central Damascus, said Syrian forces are […]

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Brother of Syrian President Reportedly Leads Military Crackdown

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Maher al-Assad is the younger brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. As leader of the Republican Guard he is reported to be the official who is leading a military crackdown in northern Syria on Friday. The Syrian government promised ‘decisive action’ after it said 120 security force members on Monday were ‘massacred’ in a northern […]

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