Russia: 'Syria is losing control'
Russia: 'Syria is losing control'Russian statement on bleak outlook for Assad elicits mixed reactions online.
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Russia's deputy foreign minister has said Syria's Bashar al-Assad may be losing control of his territory to rebel forces. "The regime and government in Syria is losing control of more and more. Unfortunately, a victory of the Syrian opposition cannot be ruled out," said Mikhail Bogdanov, a long-time ally of the Assad government. The statement was reported by RIA, a state-run Russian news agency.
Netizens voiced mixed opinions on the matter. Some were hopeful that Bogdanov's statements could signal a turning point: