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Nick Paton Walsh, CNN: Analysis: Syria's al-Assad regime in trouble

(CNN) A series of victories by Islamist rebels against the Syrian regime is raising the prospect of a sea change in the momentum of a war in which the endurance of Bashar al-Assad has for years seemed to many as a given.

Substantial territorial losses by the regime in the northern city of Jisr-el-Shugur and beyond, after the city of Idlib also fell to rebels, coupled with a relatively successful series of advances around the southwest of Damascus, are the result of new levels of cooperation among rebel groups that have spent the past years fighting each other for supremacy, to the detriment of their campaign against al-Assad. The rise of ISIS had also provided another obstacle to more moderate rebels in their fight against the Syrian regime.

Analysis And Commentaries On The Assad Regime Now Showing Signs That They Are Losing The Syrian Civil War

Syria’s Rebels on Winning Streak—In Alliance With Al Qaeda -- Jamie Dettmer, Daily Beast
Can Bashar Al-Assad Survive? Analysts Say Syria’s Regime Is In Trouble -- Inquisitr
A shift on the ground in Syria -- Washington Post editorial
Flash Points: Is Syria's Assad losing power? -- CBS
Assad loses battles as US, Israel, Turkey, Jordan, Qatar and UAE arm Al Qaeda’s Syrian branches -- Debka
Climbing into Bed with Al-Qaeda -- Daniel Lazare, Consortium News
Turning the tide against Assad -- Hassan Barari, Arab News
The crown is slipping -- Daily Star editorial
Defeats leave Assad at weakest since Syria war began -- Tom Coghlan, The Australian/The Times
‘Syria regime in greater peril than any time’ -- Liz Sly, Gulf News/Washington Post
Noose tightens around Assad's neck -- Reuven Berko, Israel Hayom
In Syria, Signs That The Army Is Losing Ground To Rebel Groups -- NPR
Al-Qaeda’s ‘Moderate’ Allies Worry What Happens After North Syria Victory -- Antiwar.com
World View: War in Syria Turns More and More Against al-Assad -- John J. Xenakis, Breitbart

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