Western diplomatic and political high echelons have expressed they are convinced that President Bashar Asad will be re-elected again to the office especially after the recent developments on both military and political levels.
• Takfiri groups in different parts of Syria, especially Homs and Aleppo, have sent many signals and messages expressing intent to leave the areas providing that they keep their weapons with them. The Syrian official authorities refused the request and started a large scale offensive which caused heavy losses among the takfiri groups.
• It is sure that the Lebanese parliament will not be able to elect a new head of the state in its session this week, nor it is expected to do so in months. Sources following up the event reflected pessimism and expected months to pass before any possibility to have a new president.