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White House sees increasing political instability in Syria

The White House said on Monday the defection of Syria's prime minister shows that President Bashar Assad has lost cohesion within his inner circle and is struggling to sustain a following among the Syrian people.

 

"This is a sign that Assad's grip on power is loosening," White House spokesman Jay Carney told a news briefing. "The momentum is with the opposition and with the Syrian people." (Reuters)