Deputy Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Damascus, Syria, June 20, 2013. Syria's deputy foreign minister says he has "every confidence" that... more 
Deputy Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Damascus, Syria, June 20, 2013. Syria's deputy foreign minister says he has "every confidence" that the Syrian military can recover all of the country's territory now in rebel hands. Mekdad's comments on Thursday came amid a government offensive to recapture areas in the country's central and northern provinces and around the capital, Damascus. (AP Photo) less 
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Associated Press
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 11:29 AM EDT