Quoting French sources, A-Sharq Al-Awsat quotes an exchange between Syrian President Bashar Assad and the international envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.
According to the daily, Brahimi told Assad that he could not remain in power and that the opposition could defeat him, but the cost may be the complete destruction of Damascus. To that, Assad reportedly answered “I will win the war, even if Damascus is destroyed.”
The daily also reports a power outage which left Damascus and its environs in dark “for the first time since the start of the crisis.”
Meanwhile, Qatari-based news channel Al-Jazeera dedicates a report to what it dubs “UN shock from the humanitarian situation in Syria.” According to the report, the UN will soon launch a widespread aid campaign in Syria.
Full article: Assad: ‘I will win, even if Damascus is destroyed’ (The Times of Israel)