Russia: Rebels could win war in Syria

Syria's most powerful ally, Russia, said Thursday that President Bashar Assad is losing control of his country and the rebels might win the civil war.

Syrian men use sledgehammers to break the concrete of a residential building in Maaret Misreen, near Idlib, Syria, on Dec. 12, 2012, while searching for belongings under the rubble. The building was destroyed in a government airstrike. (Associated Press)

Syrian men use sledgehammers to break the concrete of a residential building in Maaret Misreen, near Idlib, Syria, on Dec. 12, 2012, while searching for belongings under the rubble. The building was destroyed in a government airstrike. (Associated Press)

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