Reuters reports that more than 1,300 Syrians, including a brigadier-general, fled to Turkey overnight Tuesday. With about 47,500 refugees now in Turkey, some observers predict that the end is most definitely near for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against an uprising that began almost 17 months ago.
The civil war in Syria has been covered extensively on "Real News." With an end to the conflict in sight, the Tuesday panel discussed what it could look like practically on the ground in a post-Assad Syria. Will there be retaliatory attacks and oppression? Could chaos erupt in the wake of an Assad exit? What position will the United States take in the region? Watch a clip from Tuesday's show below: