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Syrian President Bashar Assad delivers a speech in June 2011 in Damascus, Syria, at Damascus University. In his first interview in six months, Assad insists his regime is fighting back against foreign mercenaries and not innocent Syrians aspiring for democracy in a year-long uprising.

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Syrian leader says terrorists are behind unrest

In his first interview since December, Syrian President Bashar Assad insisted Tuesday his regime is fighting back against foreign mercenaries who want to overthrow him, not innocent Syrians aspiring for democracy in a yearlong uprising.

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