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May 30, 2012 6:00 pm

IDF Updates Assessment on Assad in Syria, Predicts Power Hold Through 2013

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (left) with former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – Syrian President Bashar Assad will likely remain in power until the end of 2012 and possibly through 2013, according to an updated IDF assessment of the situation in Syria.

The IDF had originally predicted that Assad would fall by within the first year of the uprising in Syria which has already entered its 14th month. The most extreme prediction was voiced by Defense Minister Ehud Barak who repeatedly said over the past year that Assad will fall “within weeks”.

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