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Syrian President offers amnesty to army deserters

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SHAFAQNA - The Syrian government has declared an amnesty for men who deserted the army or have avoided military service, giving them several months to take advantage of the amnesty without facing punishment. The fear of conscription, and…

President Assad: US and UK existence in Syria is invasion

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SHAFAQNA - IRNA: President Bashar al-Assad said that the UK publicly supported the White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra in different areas of Syria, stressing that Syria considers the White Helmets to be a PR stunt…

Assad returns French Legion of Honor medal

SHAFAQNA - Syrian President Bashar Assad has surrendered his Legion of Honor award, France’s most prestigious decoration, given to him by Jacques Chirac in 2001, saying he will not wear honors bestowed by a “slave country” that bombs…

President Bashar al-Assad: U.S. and Its Western Allies Are to Blame for Failure of Latest Ceasefire

SHAFAQNA- President Bashar al-Assad asserted that the United States and its Western allies are to blame for the failure of latest ceasefire, because terrorism and terrorists are for them a card they want to play on the Syrian arena. In…

Syrian Army crushing terrorists: Bashar al-Assad

SHAFAQNA-Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said the Syrian army is crushing terrorists and is facilitating national reconciliation in the country. Assad made the remarks in a televised speech in Damascus on Sunday, presstv.ir wrote. …

No evidence of Assad's use of chemicals - INTERVIEW

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SHAFAQNA - A Russian political analyst believes Russia vetoed anti-Syrian sanctions resolution in the UNSC because evidence was lacking that Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons. Mr. Mikhail Alexandrov told in an interview that Egypt had…

Syrian President grants pardons to army deserters - if they turn themselves in

SHAFAQNA  - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree pardoning all army deserters and other military-related crimes. The decree grants amnesty to soldiers inside and outside of Syria as long as their crimes took place before…

French Foreign Minister Says Assad Departure Not Necessary

SHAFAQNA - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not have to step down before a “political transition” process takes place in Syria. The comments published by French newspaper Le Progres on…