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Former Syrian PM: Assad controls only 30% of the country

Posted By admin On August 14, 2012 @ 8:06 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Aug 14, 2012

Former Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab said on Tuesday President Bashar Assad’s government is falling apart and only controls 30 percent of the country, in his first public appearance since defecting to the opposition.

He told a news conference in Jordan that the government’s spirits were low after struggling for 17 months to crush the revolt against Assad’s rule.

“Oh devoted revolutionaries, your revolution has become a model of effort and sacrifice for the sake of freedom and dignity. I assure you, from my experience and former position, that the regime is collapsing, spiritually and financially, as it escalates militarily,” he said.

“It no longer controls more than 30 percent of Syrian territory… So let the shining revolution be completed by preserving the unity of the country.”

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[1] Reuters: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/former-syrian-pm-assad-controls-only-30-of-the-country-1.458212

[2] Ya’alon: Assad controls only 40% of Syrian territory: http://www.prisonplanet.com/yaalon-assad-controls-only-40-of-syrian-territory.html

[3] Syrian rebels ask US to counter Assad’s airpower: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-ask-us-to-counter-assads-airpower.html

[4] Rebels reportedly target Assad’s convoy, Syrian president said to be unhurt: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-information-minister-denies-attack-on-assads-motorcade.html

[5] Syrian rebels tried to kill Assad’s top aides, Israeli officials confirm: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-tried-to-kill-assads-top-aides-israeli-officials-confirm.html

[6] Syrian rebels loot artifacts to raise money for fight against Assad: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-loot-artifacts-to-raise-money-for-fight-against-assad.html

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