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Why Assad’s Army has not Defected

Posted February 12th, 2016 at 2:22 pm (UTC-5)
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The moderate Syrian opposition only exists in fancy suits in Western hotel lobbies. It has little military backing on the ground. If you want to ask why Assad is still the president of Syria, the answer is not simply Russia or Iran, but the fact that his army remains resilient and pluralistic…

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