Outgoing US President Barack Obama, speaking at a summit of Pacific leaders in Peru on Sunday, expressed his belief that Syrian forces will take Aleppo because of its backing from Russia and Iran.

“Once Russia and Iran made a decision to back Assad in a brutal air campaign… it was very hard to see a way in which even a trained and committed moderate opposition could hold its ground for long periods of time,” he said.

Russia has repeatedly called for the US to identify the moderate opposition that is often spoken about, but Washington is yet to deliver a list.

“I am not optimistic about the short-term prospects in Syria,” Obama continued.

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Who cares what Obongo thinks? he will soon be beating drums with his Kenyan tribe catapulted into the sewers of History, his magic didnt work aginst the steadfastness of the Syrian Nation

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Kenyan drums will still be beating when Obama will be long dead. Next region to economically skyrocket will be Africa : there is HUGE underexploited potentials and kids LOVE going to school…

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Françoise LAGATHU

He is “not optimistic” because “he is not a Syrian”

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al-Zawahiri believes Mossul will be retaken :
“Once USA and kaffur coalition made a decision to back Iraq in a brutal air campaign… it was very hard to see a way in which even a trained and committed moderate opposition like Daesh could hold its ground for long periods of time”
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Seriously, al-Nusra and al-Zinki seem to be very moderate to me… (irony)

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Françoise LAGATHU

He is “not optimistic ” because “he is not a Syrian”

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Cyriak Papasissis

Τhat was the official political funeral of all jihadis.