May 23, 2013
‘BND anticipates Syria’s victory end 2013’
The German foreign intelligence agency (Bundesnachrichtendienst, BND) has drastically revised its assessment of the situation in Syria, reveals Spiegel Online 
While, on the strength of reports by high-ranking military deserters, they had heretofore predicted the rapid enfeeblement of Bashar al-Assad, today they announced his victory before the end of the year.
The BND believes that the Syrian Arab Army has succeeded in securing its supply lines and in cutting those of the “insurgents” (largely foreign jihadists, backed by NATO and the GCC). The retrieval of al-Qusayir presages that of the entire district of Homs and the collapse of the partition plans, with the possible exception of a Kurdish area.
May 21, 2013
‘Syria: al-Qusayr liberated’
The Syrian army, backed by members of Hezbollah, liberated the city of al-Qusayr. 80,000 Christians had fled their homes for more than six months, under the threat of mainly foreign jihadists, supported by NATO and the GCC.
The liberation of al-Qusayr puts an end to the intense fighting in the district of Homs. The city of Homs itself should be purged of terrorists in the coming days.