Given recent setbacks, Israel believes Assad's regime cannot survive for long
Intelligence agencies for years have focused mainly on what is happening within the Syrian regime - and in this case, the regime itself has no idea when it will fall.
Rumors to the contrary aside, it seems Syrian President Bashar Assad did not abandon Damascus on Thursday. One day after opposition forces killed half of his top defense officials in a bomb blast, Assad hastened to appoint replacements. But with the ongoing battles in Damascus gradually turning into a battle for the capital, Assad clearly senses danger approaching for himself and his family.