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Syria opposition will never defeat Assad's army: Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2012. AP Photo/Misha Japaridze

MOSCOW: Syria's opposition will never defeat President Bashar Assad army even if it is "armed to the teeth," Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

"Even if the Syrian opposition is armed to the teeth, it will not be able to defeat the government's army," Interfax quoted Lavrov as saying while on a visit to the ex-Soviet nation of Azerbaijan.

 

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