DOSSIER: Bashar Assad - Iran-China-Russia alliance backs Assad as Al Qaida ties weaken rebels

January 2013
Geo-Strategy Direct;1/23/2013, p3
The article reports on the impact of the alliance of Iran-China-Russia on the leadership of Syrian President Bashar Assad. It states that the alliance is more powerful compared to the Sunni rebels while the Syrian Army advanced in several locations. The Al Quds Center for Political Studies mentions that the Army rebounded from its defeats in 2012 and captured the territory held by rebels in northern and eastern of Syria.


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