Over 100 Killed in Syria as Assad Cites “Real War”

Democracy Now

HAVANA TIMES — More than 100 people were killed in Syria on Tuesday as President Bashar al-Assad warned the country is in the midst of an all-out war.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 68 civilians, 41 soldiers and seven rebel fighters were killed in nationwide violence.

Assad issued his warning while meeting with new cabinet members.

President Bashar al-Assad: “As I said in my speech in parliament, we are living in a state of real war from all angles. When we live in such a situation, all policies and all sides and all sectors need to be directed at winning this war.”