Russia: Syrian Rebels Might Win

    In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 photo, Free Syrian Army fighters warm themselves in the northern province of Aleppo, Syria. Syria's civil war has killed more than 40,000 people. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

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    A top Russian official conceded on Thursday that the Syrian government is “losing control” in the spiraling civil war—a sign that one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s closest allies may be pulling back. “Unfortunately, we cannot rule out the victory of the Syrian opposition,” said Mikhail Bogdanov, a deputy foreign minister. Meanwhile, Lebanon state news reported Thursday that 16 people had been killed and more than 25 wounded in a car bomb attack in the Damascus suburb of Qatana. At least seven of dead were reportedly children.

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