Tue May 14, 2013 1:26AM
Syrian Prime Minister Wael al- Halqi

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al- Halqi

Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi has told the foreign militants to leave Syria or the country’s armed forces will kill them. Al-Halqi said on Monday that the "mercenary terrorist groups” have two options, "return to where they came from, or to be killed by the Syrian armed forces," Xinhua reported. He made the remarks during a meeting of the ministerial committee tasked with implementing the political reforms program of President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. Al-Halqi stated that the Syrian nation is determined to beat terrorists and restore security in Syria. He added that the "government's doors are wide open to whoever wants to return to the right path." The Syria crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence. The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals. In an interview broadcast on Turkish television on April 5, Assad said that if the militants take power in Syria, they could destabilize the entire Middle East region for decades. “If the unrest in Syria leads to the partitioning of the country, or if the terrorist forces take control… the situation will inevitably spill over into neighboring countries and create a domino effect throughout the Middle East and beyond,” he stated. GJH/AS
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