US: Assad's fall from power in Syria 'inevitable'


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "has lost control of the country" and it is inevitable that his "brutal regime" will fall from power, according to a spokesman for the White House.

Jay Carney said that the United States was in active discussions with members of the international community over the ongoing violence in Syria and that the UN Security Council should take action.

The UN estimates more than 5,000 people have been killed across Syria since anti-government protests began last March.

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