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Syria's Assad making gains, Kerry admits

Published on Feb 6, 2014 6:19 AM
 
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. -- PHOTO: AFP

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.

 
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