Syria Crisis: Damascus Losing Information War, Says Assad

BBC News
May 16, 2012

Syria is losing the information war against the West, President Bashar al-Assad has admitted, as violence continued across the country.

“They outplayed us… at the very beginning of the crisis – invented stories,” he told a Russian TV channel.

Mr. Assad also said the results of last week’s elections proved Syrians supported his cabinet’s reforms.

Separately, Damascus refused to provide a report on torture claims as requested by a United Nations committee.

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