Assad: Military operation in Dara'a to end "very soon"
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said that the army units which entered the city of Dara'a on April 25th would end their mission "very soon." Quoted by "Al Watan" newspaper on Wednesday, Assad said "Every country in the world could be exposed to the events experienced in Dara'a." He spoke before a delegation representing the cities of Abu Kamal and Deir Al-Zour.
The report said Assad spoke with the delegation, consisting of 35 members about general issues concerning the eastern region of the country. The meeting yesterday was held within a series of meetings convened by al-Assad with delegations representing the various provinces of the country in order to speak with them directly on their living conditions and listen to their demands.
SANA news agency reported that the military has continued its inspections and prosecution "of the armed terrorist groups in the city of Dara'a." According to the agency, on Tuesday the army arrested a number of suspects and found large quantities of weapons and ammunition.