Syria's Assad says still pursuing political solution for rebel-held south

Syria's Assad says still pursuing political solution for rebel-held south

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said it is not yet decided whether the situation in Syria's rebel-held southwest will be resolved through reconciliation or military means.

"We are giving the political process a chance. If that doesn't succeed, we have no other option but to liberate it by force," Assad said in an interview on Wednesday with Iranian channel al-Alam News carried in full by Syrian state news agency SANA.

(Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Alison Williams)

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Updated Date: Jun 14, 2018 02:06 AM

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