Syria

Syrian Ex-Prime Minister Says Regime is Collapsing

Riad Hijab claims that the regime does not control more than thirty percent of territory.

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Former Syrian PM Riad Hijab, who defected to Jordan last week, has said the Syrian regime is collapsing "morally, financially and militarily".

Speaking in the Jordanian capital, Amman, he said the regime did not control more than 30% of the territory.

He called on the opposition abroad to unite and on the Syrian army to stand alongside its people.

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos is in Syria to assess ways to increase the flow of emergency aid there.