Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has made an unprecedented statement, admitting that some parts of Syria will have to be neglected.

He said his dwindling army will focus on what he calls more "important" areas. 

Is that re-drawing the battle lines? And does Assad have the manpower to end the four-year civil war?

Presenter: Nick Clark


Ammar Waqqaf  - Syrian political activist who advocates for Syrian regime reform and not regime change

Oubai Shahbandar - Strategic Communications Director with the Orient Media and a former US Department of Defense analyst

Elias Hanna - Lebanese army general and now lecturer at the American University of Beirut

Source: Al Jazeera