29 Jul '12, 4am

Russia has doubts about #Syria president’s ability to hold on

A fighter beats a poster with his shoe of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after rebel forces stormed a government position in the center of town in Al Tal, Syria, July 19, 2012. Austin Tice/MCT MOSCOW — Russian officials, who have strenuously resisted U.S.-led efforts to push Syrian President Bashar Assad from power, are beginning to question whether the beleaguered leader can hang on, but say they have little influence over him as rebels take the fight to his country’s biggest cities . Even though Russia has been a close Syrian ally for decades, officials and analysts acknowledge that they have limited insight to Assad’s true situation and mind-set. Although some fear that Russia missed a chance to help find a solution to the conflict, now in its 17th month, others say that it never had that kind of clout. Still, Moscow appears to have at least one more card to play: an ...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-east/russia-has-doubts...

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