Syria will 'eliminate terror'

Syria's President Assad said his government had a duty to "eliminate terrorists" to protect its people. He also ruled out any solution to the crisis imposed from outside the country.

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Syria: UN report based on testimonies of people 'fleeing from justice'

The Syrian representative to the UN Human Rights Council has said that the UN's report on the Houla massacre is dramatised and based on the testimony of "people fleeing from justice".

The commission has fallen into the trap of prejudice when it adopted the dramatisation and ... [betrayal of] the truth through exaggeration which are quite fantastic [and] when it attributes accusations against the Syria authorities based on testimonies of people fleeing from justice and ... biased media.

– Syrian representative, un human rights council

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