Agence France-PresseMarch 21, 2013 06:45
President Bashar al-Assad called the more than two-year deadly conflict in Syria a "battle of will and resistance," in remarks published in newspapers on Thursday.
"Today, all of Syria has been wounded," he was reported as saying on a visit the previous day to an educational centre in the capital.
"But what is happening cannot weaken us, and the battle is one of will and resistance. If we are strong, we will be able to protect the sons of Syria," he said.