Bashar al-Assad accepts Syrian regime suffering military defeats

The Syrian president has acknowledged that his regime is suffering military defeats, amid reports of splits and defections within his core supporters.

In a speech in Damascus on Wednesday, Bashar al-Assad for the first time replaced his “victory” rhetoric with a more sober assessment of the four-year war that has claimed more than 200,000 lives.

“Today we are fighting a war, not a battle. War is not one battle, but a series of many battles,” he said at his rare public appearance. “It is the nature of battles there will be advances and retreats, victories and losses, ups and downs.”

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I heard on the news today that his forces and Hezbollah have launched a counterattack against the Sunnis. More fresh ground meat in the offing.

    • I note that the MSM has cut back on reports from Iraq and Syria.