Syria's deputy prime minister says war 'is at stalemate'

The civil war in Syria has reached a stalemate, according to the country's deputy prime minister.

Qadri Jamil told the Guardian that President Assad's government is set to call for a ceasefire at the delayed conference in Geneva on Syria's future.

Qadri Jamil, Syria's deputy prime minister Credit: Reuters//Maxim Shemetov

Mr Jamil said neither side was strong enough to win the two year conflict, which has caused the death of more than 100,000 people.