Syrian president Bashar al-Assad says civil war is turning in regime’s favour
President Bashar al-Assad has said that the country’s three-year civil war is turning in the government’s favour, state news agency SANA reported.
"This is a turning point in the crisis, both militarily in terms of the army’s achievements in the war against terror, and socially in terms of national reconciliation processes and growing awareness of the truth behind the (attacks) targeting the country," he said.
Syria’s army has made a series of advances in recent months, overrunning opposition bastions near the Lebanese border and in the central province of Homs. Full story
Pictured: Civilians and rescuers after a government warplane attack on the Duma area of Damascus on Sunday. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters