Syria government makes opposition jihadist claim
Syria's deputy foreign minister has repeated the country's claim that the West is involved in an alliance with jihadists of al-Qaeda in the fight against President Assad's regime.
Faisal Mekdad told the BBC's Jeremy Bowen that Syria is facing a conspiracy to destroy its independence - but insisted "we are winning the war".
Jeremy Bowen reports from Damascus.
25 Apr 2013
- From the section Middle East