December 2, 2012

Syria's Rebels Have the Upper Hand

The Economist, The Economist

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Since rebels advanced into Aleppo in July, Syria’s second city has been a microcosm of the nationwide stand-off between President Bashar Assad’s forces and the opposition fighters. Aleppo’s mainly residential districts in the east, running to the heart of the old city, are staked out by groups of opposition fighters, while the regime occupies the western areas, where the majority of its bases lie.

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