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Defiant Assad Denies Ordering Bloody Syrian Crackdown

Posted By admin On December 7, 2011 @ 4:37 am In World News | Comments Disabled

RUSSELL GOLDMAN
ABC News [1]
December 7, 2011

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad defiantly denied any suggestion that he has ordered a bloody crackdown against protesters who are demanding that he resign, and claims instead that most of the people who died in the unrest were his supporters and troops.

Assad, whose regime has been condemned by the West, the Arab League and former allies, dismissed suggestions that he step down and scoffed at sanctions being imposed on Syria.

His defiant stance was on display in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Barbara Walters who confronted the Syrian dictator in Damascus with stories and evidence of civilians being tortured and killed, some of them children.

“People went from house to house. Children were arrested. I saw those pictures,” Walters said to Assad.

“To be frank with you, Barbara, I don’t believe you,” Assad said.

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