December 18, 2012

Only Settlement in Syria Is for Assad to Exit

The National, The National

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Is Syria once again at a tipping point? That depends on many factors, not least of which is the ability for opposition forces to continue their assault on Bashar Al Assad's power. Whether the Syrian opposition will finally break the deadlock and achieve a political or military solution depends as much on events on the ground as on the support emanating from capitals around the world.

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TAGGED: Bashar al-Assad, Middle East, Syria


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