December 14, 2012
U.S. Tries to Keep Islamists Out in Syria
Paul Rogers, The Guardian
The pace of the conflict in Syria is accelerating. A series of military and political developments – reports that Bashar al-Assad's regime has fired Scud missiles at rebel-held areas, the encroachment of violence ever nearer to the centre of Damascus, and Russia's acknowledgment that a government defeat is possible – are in different ways signs that a decisive period may be approaching.
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