Assad controls only 30% of Syria: Ex-PM

AMMAN — Syria’s former prime minister Riad Hijab, who fled to Jordan last week after defecting, said Tuesday the regime was collapsing and now only controlled a third of the conflict-wracked country.

“The Syrian regime only controls 30 percent of Syria’s territory. It has collapsed militarily, economically and morally,” Hijab told a news conference in Amman.

“I assure you, based on my experience and the post I held, that the regime has cracked.”

Hijab said he had made his decision to quit his post on August 5....

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Assad controls only 30% of Syria: Ex-PM

AMMAN — Syria’s former prime minister Riad Hijab, who fled to Jordan last week after defecting, said Tuesday the regime was collapsing and now only controlled a third of the conflict-wracked country.

“The Syrian regime only controls 30 percent of Syria’s territory. It has collapsed militarily, economically and morally,” Hijab told a news conference in Amman.

“I assure you, based on my experience and the post I held, that the regime has cracked.”

Hijab said he had made his decision to quit his post on August 5....

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