December 28, 2012

U.S. Must Back Syria's Moderates

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, Washington Post

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Groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra have been allowed to establish not just a presence but also a foothold. If the civilian councils and other governance structures emerging in the liberated regions can be sufficiently funded, they can provide policing and relief services to stabilize their communities. But without support from the United States and other allies, well-funded extremist groups can continue to recruit fighters from a population that would otherwise ignore them.

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TAGGED: Jabhat al-Nusra, Aleppo, Middle East, United States, Syria

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