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President Assad vows to clean Syria of extremists

 In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, the Eman Mosque is seen destroyed after a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing She...
 In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, the Eman Mosque is seen destroyed after a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing She...
 In this undated photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Buti, an 84-year-old cleric known to all Syri...
 In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian doctor, left, treats an injured man who was wounded at the Eman Mosque where...
 In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, the desk of Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Buti, an 84-year-old cleric known to all ...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, the Eman Mosque is seen destroyed after a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing She...

Mideast Syria

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, the Eman Mosque is seen destroyed after a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing She...

Mideast Syria

In this undated photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Buti, an 84-year-old cleric known to all Syri...

Mideast Syria

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian doctor, left, treats an injured man who was wounded at the Eman Mosque where...

Mideast Syria

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, the desk of Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Buti, an 84-year-old cleric known to all ...

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Syria's president has vowed to rid the country of Muslim extremists whom he blamed for a suicide bombing that killed 42 people, including a top Sunni preacher.
Friday's statement by Bashar Assad came hours after the explosion ripped through a mosque in the heart of Damascus, killing Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan al-Buti.
It was one of the most stunning assassinations of the two-year civil war and the first time a suicide bomber struck inside a mosque.
Al-Buti was a staunch supporter of Assad. More than 84 were wounded in the attack.
In the statement carried by Syria's state news agency, Assad says al-Buti represented true Islam in facing "the forces of darkness and extremist" ideology.
Assad says his forces will "wipe out" and "clean our country" of the attackers.


Updated : 2021-02-28 15:15 GMT+08:00