April 28, 2014

Why Assad Can Never Win

Joshua Cohen, NOW Lebanon

The Associated Press

Despite Assad’s recent success, however, it is still highly unlikely the regime will be able to win the war, at least “win” in the conventional sense of smashing the enemy and regaining control over the entire country. There are a series of reasons for this.

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