Analysis: Syrian war seen dragging on for years




 
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Analysis: Syrian war seen dragging on for years
 
May 31st, 2013  
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Analysis: Syrian war seen dragging on for years
By Crispian Balmer BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cannot regain full control of his battered country and his rebel foes are not strong enough to overthrow him, dooming Syria to months or even years of sectarian civil war. Bolstered by his Iranian and Russian backers, Assad has chalked up some military successes in recent weeks, defying his many critics, who have been confidently predicting his imminent downfall since the start of the uprising in March 2011. ...




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