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Assad May Control Only One-Third of Syria

The regime of President Bashar Assad is near collapse and now controls only 30% of Syria, the country's former prime minister said Tuesday in his first comments since defecting to Jordan last week.

The comments by Riyad Farid Hijab, the highest-ranking official to defect from the Syrian government, came as the bloodshed in the country continued. Activists said at least 60 people were killed Tuesday, including at least six children.

Source: Los Angeles Times. Read full article. (link)

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