Russia: Syrian Regime Losing Control of Situation, Assad May Lose Power

Just acknowledged what must've long been known


Russia has acknowledged for the first time that the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is losing control of the country.

"One must look the facts in the face: the tendency is that the regime and government of Syria is losing more and more control and more and more territory," Mikhail Bogdanov, Russia's deputy foreign minister, said on Thursday, Russian news agencies reported. "Unfortunately, the victory of the Syrian opposition cannot be ruled out."