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Assad promises victory, Syria accused of war crimes

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11 Jan 2012 20:25 Source: Reuters // Reuters

(Adds Clinton, monitor, delay)

  • "We will win," Assad promises supporters

  • French journalist killed

  • Arab monitor quits, accuses Syria of war crimes, second may follow

By Alistair Lyon

BEIRUT, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Wednesday to vanquish "foreign conspirators" plotting to end his rule and a Frenchman became the first foreign journalist to be killed in 10 months of unrest that has cost thousands of lives.

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