Assad vows to 'fight terrorism' and reconquer all of Syria

By REUTERS
February 12, 2016 20:04

Syrian President Bashar Assad said he would keep "fighting terrorism" while peace talks took place and saw a risk of Saudi and Turkish intervention in the Syrian conflict, according to an interview with news agency AFP published on Friday.

Assad said he would retake the whole country, but that this could take a long time, according to excerpts of the interview published on AFP's website.

The interview, which AFP said was Assad's first in about two months, took place in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on Thursday before the conclusion of talks in Munich where major powers agreed to a ceasefire in Syria to begin in a week.


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