Assad admits Syrian forces made mistakes during uprising
By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
May 18, 2011 15:11
Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday admitted that the country's security forces have made mistakes in the uprising against the regime, stressing that thousands of police officers are receiving new training, AP reported citing an Al-Watan report.
Assad's comments come as tanks bombarded a Syrian border town for the fourth day on Wednesday in a military campaign to crush protests against Assad's regime, under mounting Western pressure to stop his violent repression of demonstrators.