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Syrian president says army ‘has balance of power’

Posted By admin On May 30, 2013 @ 5:40 am In World News | Comments Disabled

BBC News [1]
May 30, 2013

The Syrian army has scored “major victories” against rebels and now holds “the balance of power” in the conflict, President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly told a Lebanese TV station.

Mr Assad is also quoted as saying Syria has received the first shipment of an advanced Russian air defence system.

Russia vowed to go ahead with sending S-300 missiles earlier this week.

The interview with Hezbollah-linked Al Manar TV is set to be broadcast later on Thursday.

In excerpts from the interview published by Lebanon’s pro-Syrian Al Akhbar newspaper, Mr Assad is quoted as saying: “The Syrian army has scored major victories against armed rebels on the ground and the balance of power is now with the Syrian army.”

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[1] BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22713119

[2] Free Syrian Army rebels defect to Islamist group Jabhat al-Nusra: http://www.prisonplanet.com/free-syrian-army-rebels-defect-to-islamist-group-jabhat-al-nusra.html

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[4] Leaked video showing free syrian army blowing up a mosque to accuse the syrian army of doing it: http://www.prisonplanet.com/leaked-video-showing-free-syrian-army-blowing-up-a-mosque-to-accuse-the-syrian-army-of-doing-it.html

[5] Syrian army may use kamikaze pilots against west, Assad officer claims: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-army-may-use-kamikaze-pilots-against-west-assad-officer-claims.html

[6] Syrian army strips rebels of “revolution capital”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-army-strips-rebels-of-revolution-capital.html

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