President Bashar al-Assad
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Syria conflict: Can President Assad win the civil war?

President Bashar al-Assad has announced his candidacy for presidential elections in June, confirming his intention to stay in office despite years of civil war.

With President Assad determined to remain in power, will the regime or the rebels ever be capable of gaining the upper hand?

BBC Diplomatic correspondent James Robbins explains.

  • 29 Apr 2014
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