New IDF assessment predicts Assad in power through 2013

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May 30, 2012 22:48




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”.

“We were wrong,” a senior IDF officer admitted on Wednesday. “We now understand that he will probably survive 2012 and maybe 2013 as well.”

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