Stand by the peo­ple, Syria PM urges

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FOR­MER Syr­ian PM Riad Hi­jab, who de­fected to Jor­dan last week, has said the Syr­ian regime is col­laps­ing “fi­nan­cially, morally and mil­i­tar­ily”.

Speak­ing in Amman, he said the regime did not con­trol more than 30% of the ter­ri­tory. He called on the op­po­si­tion abroad to unite and on the Syr­ian army to stand along­side its peo­ple.

Mr Hi­jab ( right) added he was join­ing the rebel side and urged other po­lit­i­cal and mil­i­tary lead­ers to break away from Pres­i­dent Bashar al-As­sad’s regime.

“I urge the army to fol­low the ex­am­ple of Egypt’s and Tu­nisia’s armies – take the side of peo­ple,” he added.

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