Is Assad Really Losing? We've Heard This Before
This isn't the first time reports have said Assad seems to be losing his hold on Syria.By Kate Grumke | May 1, 2015
"It's not a question of ... if Assad leaves," Obama said in 2012. "It's a question of when."
Three years after President Obama said this, the Syrian regime is showing cracks. Syrian rebels have made gains against Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, capturing the northwestern capital of Idlib and other smaller towns, and there are reports that Assad is having trouble recruiting forces to replace those lost in battle.
This has led to reports that Assad could be close to defeat.