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Can’t stop rebels, Assad aide says

Syria’s vice president calls for talks

Posted: December 18, 2012 at 2:12 a.m.

Syria’s vice president has acknowledged that the army cannot defeat the rebel forces trying to topple the regime and called for a negotiated settlement to save the country from ruin.

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