(Israel National News) Western powers have reportedly been pressuring Moscow to grant embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad asylum.
“Western countries, and primarily the United States, have been actively trying to persuade Moscow to host the Syrian leader and grant him political asylum,” the Russian daily Kommersant reported, citing a Russian diplomatic source.

However, the source indicated that Russia, a key ally of Damascus, “does not project to welcome” the head of the Syrian state.

A separate source wired into the Kremlin said Russian officials estimate Assad has “about 10% chance of remaining in power.”

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