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Assad: Syria war will 'drag on' as part of global conflict

BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his country's war will "drag on" as long as it is part of a global conflict funded by other countries, in an interview with AP News broadcast on Thursday.
"When you talk about it as part of a global conflict and a regional conflict, when you have many external factors that you don't control, it's going to drag on," Assad said.
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