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Syrian president Bashar al-Assad vows to retake whole country
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Syrian president Bashar al-Assad vows to retake whole country

by the First Source News MediaFebruary 12, 2016

Assad’s comments, made just hours before agreement reached in Munich over cessation of hostilities, deal blow to hopes of negotiated solution to war

has dealt a swift blow to international efforts to secure a ceasefire, deliver aid and promote a negotiated solution to the war in , vowing to regain control of the entire country and warning that it could still “take a long time”.

The Syrian president was speaking to the AFP news agency in Damascus on Thursday, hours before an agreement was reached in Munich on arranging a cessation of hostilities and the urgent despatch of food, medicines and other supplies to hundreds of thousands of civilians in besieged areas.

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