Assad says Syrian rebels will not win

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Assad says Syrian rebels will not win

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says rebel forces do not have the support of the majority of people in the country and will not be victorious.

He described the actions of armed opposition groups as “terrorism against the state” in an interview with Egyptian magazine Al-Ahram Al-Araby.

Activists reported on Thursday that more than 54 people were killed and dozens wounded by a government air strike. Amateur footage is said to show the aftermath of the attack, purported to have taken place in the Northern province of al-Raqqa.

Meanwhile, at the country’s border with Turkey, residents reported gunfire by Syrian state forces near the Tel Abyad gate. Rebels seized control of the border post on Wednesday.