31.05.2012 10.Siwan. 5772
Senior IDF official says prediction that Syrian president would fall within 1st year of uprising was "wrong", adding that while Assad may lose control of certain cities, he, his army will remain controlling Damascus.
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”….