Damascus – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced a general amnesty on Tuesday, Syria’s national television reported.
The amnesty is the most extensive compared to previous ones, reports said.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by West backed rebels against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.
In October 2011, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.
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