Friday, May 31, 2013

Syrian President Assad Confident Of Victory In Syria's Civil War

Security personnel loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad hold their weapons as they take positions in Damascus May 27, 2013. Photo by Reuters

Syrian President Assad Says Army 'Has Balance Of Power' -- BBC

The Syrian army has scored "major victories" against rebels and now holds "the balance of power" in the conflict, President Bashar al-Assad has told a Lebanese TV station.

He also suggested Syria may have received the first shipment of an advanced Russian air defence system.

Russia vowed earlier this week to go ahead with sending S-300 missiles.

Meanwhile, the main opposition outside Syria said it would not take part in peace talks while massacres continued.

Speaking in Istanbul where the Syrian National Coalition is meeting, its interim head, George Sabra, said talk of diplomatic conferences was farcical while Syrian government forces backed by the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah were carrying out heinous crimes.

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More News On Syria's Civil War

Syria Live Blog -- Al Jazeera
Assad vows to stay in power until Syrian people vote him out – as it happened -- The Guardian

Syria's Assad 'confident in victory' in civil war -- AP
Syria's Assad confident in country's civil war -- Detroit Free Press
Syria’s Assad pledges to attend proposed peace talks, says his side is winning war -- Miami Herald/McClatchy News
Assad Touts Military Gain, Russian Arms Support in War -- Bloomberg
Assad Regime Recaptures Air Base, Presses Siege of Syria Border Town -- Voice of America
Syrian rebels plead for help as army bombards strategic Qusair -- Reuters
Battle for Syria’s Qusair Leaves 1,000 Injured Civilians Trapped -- Bloomberg Businessweek
12K Hezbollah Fighters Turning Tide in Syria, Top General Says -- US News and World Report
Syrian rebel chief accuses Hezbollah of 'invading' Syria -- BBC
Syria: Hezbollah triumphs, but loses veterans -- UPI
Hezbollah Escalates Fighting in Syria as Sectarian Tensions Grow in Lebanon -- Heritage Foundation
Turkey returns fire after shots fired from Syria -- CBS/AP
Report: Syrian forces kill American, British citizen accused of fighting alongside rebels -- CNN
U.S. investigates report of American woman killed in Syria -- Reuters
Russia sends arms to Syria as it tries to reassert its role in region -- Washington Post
Russia criticises U.S. refusal to rule out Syria no-fly zone -- Reuters
Syrian National Coalition Won't Participate In Geneva Peace Talks -- AP
Syrian opposition says no to peace talks in Geneva -- Christian Science Monitor
Syrian Opposition Demands Assad Departure Deadline -- Voice of America
Russian, U.S. and U.N. officials to meet on Syria on June 5 -- Reuters
Syrian civil war forces Sunni and Shiite Muslims to pick sides -- Washington Post
McCain insists US weapons would 'help the right people' in Syria war -- NBC
West Debates Whether to Arm Syrian Opposition -- Voice of America
Will Assad Prevail in Syria? -- Council on Foreign Relations
What If al-Assad Prevails? -- Charles Dunne, Special to CNN

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