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An unidentified Syrian rebel fighter patrolling the streets near Aleppo. Some rebel groups have formed a new ‘bloc’ in a blow to the official SNC opposition. EPA/Stringer

New Syrian Islamist alliance presents major challenge for the west

The beleaguered National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (SNC) was dealt another blow this week when competing opposition groups announced the formation of a new Islamist bloc…
The emerging divisions between the various Syrian rebel groups is threatening to give the government forces the upper hand in the ongoing conflict. EPA/STR

Syrian opposition: a crumbling house of cards?

For Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, the recent murder of Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander Abu Basir by Islamist State of Iraq (ISI) militants must have felt like his birthday had come early. The assassination…

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