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NATO's Syria committee head believes Assad will go

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:15 AM
Author: Reuters
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MOSCOW, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is unlikely to be able to stay in power, the chirman of NATO's Military Committee said on Friday.

"You may say I am maybe assuming that Assad will disappear. I tend to believe that this is indeed the case," Knud Bartels, a Danish general, said after a meeting in Moscow in response to a question about the conflict in Syria.

He declined to give a time frame for Assad's departure.

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