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        2/24/2013, Adar 14, 5773

      Merkel: China, Russia Realizing Assad's Time is Up


      German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that international pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is increasing and that China and Russia are realizing that Assad's time is up. 

      Merkel spoke during a visit to German troops stationed near the Turkish-Syrian border to operate NATO Patriot missiles. 

      "In view of the terrible events the impression is mounting that China and Russia realize that Mr Assad no longer has a future, that his time is up and that there must be a democratic government," she said.