Assad Moves Toward Victory
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- President Bashar Assad has maintained an effective
counter-rebel strategy and headed toward victory in 2013, a report said.
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy asserted that the Assad
regime was making slow but steady progress against the Sunni rebel movement.
In a report, the institute said the regime, backed by Iran and Russia, has
taken the upper hand in the nearly three-year war.