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Reuters/Karoof - Free Syrian Army fighters prepare to launch a mortar shell towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

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Increasing Military Assistance to the Syrian Opposition? Some Ground Truths...

April 3, 2014, Charles Lister

Charles Lister says leaked details of the Obama administration expanding covert CIA-led training of pre-approved moderate rebels raises worrying questions regarding whether the multilayered complexity on the ground in Syria is being taken into account. Lister concludes that despite the complexities, the U.S. and its allies must expand their support to Syria’s opposition. But doing so requires grasping, rather than brushing over, the complexity of the situation.

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