Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.23 / Trend R.Hafizoglu /
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad announced a general amnesty, Syria's national television reports on Tuesday.
According to the TV, the amnesty is the most extensive compared to previous ones.
Anti-government protests have continued in Syria for a year and half.
According to UN, the total number of victims of the conflict in Syria is nearing 20,000.
More than 230,000 have become refugees with around three million in need of humanitarian assistance. The Syrian authorities say they oppose the well-armed militants.