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Assad Vows to Take Back Control of Syria, Warns Will Take Time

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    Syrian President Bashar Assad gestures during an exclusive interview with AFP in the capital Damascus on February 11, 2016.

    Syrian President Bashar Assad says he supports peace talks in his country and will not stop taking control from rebel forces, according to NBC News.

    Speaking exclusively to news agency AFP, Assad promised to regain control of his country, and that he “fully believed in negotiations and in political action since the beginning of the crisis.” But he warned that peace will take “a long time and will incur a heavy price.”

    He said he felt there was a risk that Turkey and Saudi Arabia, both backers of the opposition, may decide to bring military forces to Syria.

    Marathon discussions in Munich with Russia and a dozen other countries led to calls for a “cessation of hostilities in Syria,” which will start in a week.