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  2/27/2012, Adar 4, 5772

Clinton: Assad Will Fall Soon

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday predicted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime would fall, when enough soldiers have abandoned him. Clinton said that soldiers have been abandoning their posts in Syria at a very fast rate, and that Assad was running out of soldiers to “defend” him against protesters who seek to remove him from power.

Speaking in an interview on Moroccan television, Clinton said she did not see how Assad could hold onto power “for the long-term.”