Friday, March 22, 2013

Assad says Syria will wipe out mosque attackers who killed 49 People

President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Friday to purge Syria of "extremist forces" he accused of assassinating a leading Sunni Muslim cleric who backed his two-year battle against rebels and protesters.

Assad made the pledge in a message of condolence over the death of Mohammed al-Buti, who was killed along with dozens of worshippers by an explosion in a Damascus mosque on Thursday.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/22/us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE92L0JN20130322