"It's not a civil war, but a war on terror. Assad is a hero because he stood his ground, and thank God we are witnessing a defeat of terrorism," said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's political and media counselor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban in an interview with CGTN, making a string of tough remarks in defense of her government's 6-year-long fighting. But besides the rhetorics, as the next round of peace talks are due to take place, would Syria make any compromise and concessions in a bid to end the bloodshed?