Assad in control?

Syrian President Bashar Al Assad looks set to recapture more territory from the rebels after the truce. He's the biggest gainer of the ceasefire agreed to by the United State and Russia. The Syrian president will use the lull in fighting to consolidate his power. He is already talking of taking back all of Syria. Russia now has the edge over the United States in Middle East matters.
- Syed Nissar Ali, Dubai
The week-long holiday for Eid is a good break from hectic lifestyles. It's a chance to connect with friends and family. 
- Aliya Jamshed, Dubai
The death of civilians in conflicts is ignored by the fighting sides and those negotiating peace. Power is important, not people.
- Alicia Soares, Abu Dhabi

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