Neither side holds upper hand in Syria: US

A rebel fighter aims his rifle from behind a wall as he holds a position on April 13, 2014 in the outskirts of the village of Papoulan, in Idlib provinceThe United States on Monday took issue with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s analysis that the bitter conflict was turning in his favor, saying it had become a “war of attrition.” “Our analysis remains what it has been, that this is a war of attrition and neither side has been able to deliver or hold onto significant gains,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

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