Syria conflict: No end to
interminable war is in sight
"- Jeremy Bowen
/ BBC MIdd‘e East eaw, Damascus
Predictions of the imminent, or even medium
term fall of Damascus are wrong.
R does not feel hke the capim of a regime that xs
about to crumble.
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calm and Iunctmna‘. The ministry of defence, behmd
heavy \ayers of secumy‘ moves at a sﬁately pace.
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in Damascus because keepmg the cama is so
important 10 n.
The troops \ met seemed to have good morale m
cohesive umts, Their kn and weapons were Well
looked after: so were their posmons.