Times of Israel
AP
10/05/2013

. .Assad as reiterating his insistence that government forces werenít responsible for the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus.
Iíve made mistakes, Assad tells German magazine

Syrian president says regime and rebels both bear some blame for countryís ongoing civil war

Syrian President Bashar Assad gives an interview on in Damascus (photo credit: screenshot of Fox News)

A German magazine is quoting Syriaís President Bashar Assad as saying he has made mistakes and that no side in his countryís civil war is entirely free of blame.

In an advance version of an interview to be published Sunday, Der Spiegel also quotes Assad as saying he doesnít believe in a negotiated peace with armed opposition groups.

Assad reportedly told the weekly that he hadnít yet decided whether to run for the presidency again when his term ends in August.

On Saturday, Der Spiegel quoted Assad as reiterating his insistence that government forces werenít responsible for the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

The Syrian conflict began in March 2011 as protests against Assadís regime, evolving into a civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people.

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