Aoun: Assad will claim victory in Syria, the crisis will end soon


Change and Reform bloc leader MP Michel Aoun said on Tuesday that “the crisis in Syria will end soon.” Aoun also commented on MP Walid Jumblatt’s statements against late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, saying: “I wish he had made these statements while he was in Lebanon; I am afraid he will start issuing statements from the North Pole.”

Following his bloc’s meeting, Aoun also said that “there are still a number of sleeping cells that have to be eliminated.”

“There are no more battle fronts [similar to the one in] Homs,” he also said. “What would be the alternative if [Syrian President Bashar] al-Assad were to fall?”

The UN says more than 8,000 people have been killed in the crackdown on Syrian protesters who have been demonstrating against the Baath regime since mid-March 2011.

The Lebanese political scene is split between supporters of the Syrian regime – led by Hezbollah – and the pro-Western March 14 camp.

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