Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks with Russian media RT in Damascus. During the interview he issued a thinly veiled warning of a conflict arising with the US if they didn’t get out of the country. Photo: EPA

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad wants to liberate areas ‘by force’, raises prospect of clash with US

After recovering swathes of territory, he now controls the majority of the country, but some parts remain outside his control at the borders with Iraq, Jordan and Turkey

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaks with Russian media RT in Damascus. During the interview he issued a thinly veiled warning of a conflict arising with the US if they didn’t get out of the country. Photo: EPA
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