BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview aired Wednesday that his priority is "defeating terrorism" in Syria and urged all political and armed factions in the country to unite in the fight against terrorist groups.
In an interview with Russian media, Assad also said there can be no political solution for his country's crisis until terrorism is defeated. He singled out the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has captured about a third of Syrian territory along with large swaths of land in neighboring ...
02:36 Syria blames Turkey for loss of soldiers; government troops advance in Aleppo10
20:14 Syria government forces 'retake largest Aleppo rebel district'18
10:51 'Aleppo is going to die'; thousands flee government bombing of Aleppo10
10:51 State media: Syrian forces capture key Aleppo district13