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CIA: Syria War Could Last a Decade

Remember when President Obama said it wasn’t if Bashar al-Assad would go, but when? A new CIA analysis based on a historical look at other insurgencies expects the civil war could actually last another decade or more, a much longer time frame than originally suggested by the White House. Intelligence officials say that light American efforts to steer the outcome are ineffective next to Assad’s powerful allies of Iran and Hezbollah. The war in Syria has killed over 100,000 people and forced millions from thier homes.