NATO: Syrian regime "approaching collapse"


BEIRUT (AP) -- NATO's top official says he thinks Syria President Bashar Assad's regime is on the brink of collapse.

Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the regime's collapse is "only a matter of time."

He confirmed earlier reports that NATO had detected Syrian forces launching short-range missiles at opposition forces within Syria, saying this illustrated the "utter disregard" for the lives of the Syrian people.