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Syria crisis: Bashar al-Assad warns West not to 'interfere'

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says the West will pay a high price for what he describes as its support for al-Qaeda in his country's conflict.

In a TV interview, Mr Assad compared the situation to US support for Islamists in Afghanistan leading to the rise of the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Mr Assad said: "These imperialist countries are playing a role here in interfering in our internal affairs."

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  • 17 Apr 2013
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