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

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.

Published: 22nd September 2016 06:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd September 2016 06:25 PM   |  A+A-

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Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad walk at a military complex, after they recaptured areas in southwestern Aleppo that rebels had seized last month, Syria | Reuters

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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