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Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled

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Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled

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AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that while his country had foiled Western designs to topple him, his army had not won defeated insurgents and the fight was continuing. In an televised address, Assad said that even though there were signs of victory after six-and-a-half years of civil war, the “battle continues, and where we go later and it becomes possible to talk about victory…that’s a different matter”. He did not elaborate.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; editing by Mark Heinrich)
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