Reuters/Houssam Abo Dabak - Smoke rises during an offensive by rebel fighters on the Canadian hospital building, which they say is being controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo December 4, 2013.
Private Gulf Donors and Extremist Rebels in Syria
December 19, 2013
The Syrian uprising began as a broad-based, nonviolent movement against the Assad regime but it has become more sectarian as the conflict drags on and intensifies. On December 19, the Brookings Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World hosted a panel discussion on private Gulf fundraising for Syria’s Islamist rebels.