Friday, December 14, 2012

Syria: Analyst - Fight in Syria 'far from over'

Russia's envoy for Middle East affairs has said that rebel forces are gaining ground against the Syrian government and could win the battle against President Bashar al-Assad.

The announcement by Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov comes as a top NATO official also said on Thursday that he believed Assad's regime was nearing "collapse".

Andrew Tabler, an author and expert on Syria from The Washington Institute, told Al Jazeera that whatever happens, the Syrian conflict is not going to come to a clear end for a long time yet.