Only the ground game is going to make or break the Assad regime.
Via Drudge Report:
Syria: Bashar al-Assad ‘flees to Latakia
An information blackout was in place around President Bashar al-Assad after an attack in Damascus that killed three top regime officials amid reports the Syrian leader had fled to his family’s coastal stronghold.
Opposition sources and a Western diplomat stated Mr Assad was in the coastal city of Latakia, directing the response to the assassination of his top lieutenants, according to Reuters.
Mr Assad, who has not made a public appearance since Wednesday’s bombing, was said to be commanding the government operation but it was not clear whether Assad travelled to the Mediterranean Sea resort before or after the attack.
“Our information is that he is at his palace in Latakia and that he may have been there for days,” said a senior opposition figure, who declined to be named.
David Cameron, the prime minister called on Mr Assad to give up power to avert more chaos and bloodshed. Speaking during a visit to Afghanistan, Mr Cameron said: “I have a very clear message for President Assad. It is time for him to go.
“It is time for transition in the regime. If there isn’t transition it’s quite clear there’s going to be civil war.”