“The situation is looking more and more dire by the day,” Roula Khalaf, Middle East Editor for the Financial Times, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
She was speaking of Syria, where the U.N. now estimates 5,000 people are killed each month and from which 6,000 refugees flee every day.
“The regime is making gains on the ground,” Khalaf continued. “The whole idea that you make a political solution much more achievable if you alter the balance of power on the ground, we're not seeing that. We're seeing in fact the balance of power being altered in favor of the regime rather than in favor of the rebels.”
Click above to see the full conversation with Roula Khalaf, including why Bashar al-Assad is gleeful about the political chaos in Egypt.