Syria's Assad making gains, Kerry admits
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry admitted on Wednesday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was making gains on the ground, but denied US policy in Syria was failing.
"It's fair to say that Assad has improved his position a little bit, yes.
But he's still not winning. This is a stalemate," Mr Kerry told CNN television in an interview.
He was adamant, however, that America's policy had not failed in the war-torn country, despite a mounting death toll in thes three-year conflict.