Syria's Assad says military gains will speed up political deal




 
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Syria's Assad says military gains will speed up political deal
 
March 29th, 2016  
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Syria's Assad says military gains will speed up political deal
By Vladimir Soldatkin and Dominic Evans MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian army successes will help accelerate a political settlement to the country's civil war, President Bashar al-Assad said, because they weaken the position of international opponents who he accused of hindering any agreement. In an interview published as government forces, backed by heavy Russian air power, maintained an offensive against Islamic State militants, Assad said his government "continue to be flexible" in its approach to talks aimed at ending the war.




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