September 8, 2013

A Sunni Dilemma for Syria's Minorities

Peter Galbraith, Los Angeles Times

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The mostly Sunni Muslim rebels' inability to win over the country's Kurds, Alawites and Christians raises the question of whether their victory is even desirable.

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