Syrian PM, in Iran, says Damascus government winning civil war

By REUTERS
November 30, 2013 19:48

BEIRUT - Syrian Prime Minister Wael Halki said on Saturday Assad government forces were winning the war with rebels and would not rest while a single enemy fighter remained at large.

Maintaining Syria's unyielding response to Western calls for President Bashar Assad to step aside, Halki said the era of "threats and intimidation has gone, never to return, while the era of victory and pride is being created now on Syrian soil".

He was speaking during a visit to Iran, which has provided military support and billions of dollars in economic aid to Assad during a 2-1/2-year-old civil war which has killed 100,000 people and shows little sign of being halted by diplomacy.


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