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Members of French watchdog organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demonstrate with poster showing Syrian President Bashar Assad and reading "It's ink, not blood that should run" in front of Syrian embassy in Paris, Tuesday May 3, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP JERUSALEM - THE 'brutality' of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's response to anti-government protesters will lead to the downfall of his regime, according to Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak. 'I think that Assad is approaching the point where he will lose his internal legitimacy,' Mr Barack told Israel's Channel 10 television on Monday night. 'His brutality has caused more and more deaths and is pushing him into a corner. His chances of getting out are getting smaller,' he said. 'He may recover, but in my opinion it won't be the same and he is destined to meet the same fate as the leaders of other Arab countries shake...

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