Advisory: Story on Syria's Assad saying to keep confronting western plans is old and is withdrawn

FILE PHOTO: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as seen in Damascus, Syria November 14, 2017. SANA/Handout via REUTERS

The alert and story on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vowing to confront what he described as Western plans targeting the unity of his country is based on an April 2017 statement reissued on his Telegram account on Wednesday. The alert and story are withdrawn and will not be replaced.