Brave journalists have finally begun embedding and covering the rebels in Syria. Four great reports provide a variety of media describing differing factions of the Free Syria Army (FSA) and emerging jihadi groups.
- PBS has a clip here from their recent posting “U.N. Monitors Exit Syria, Failing To Stop Bloodshed“.
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- Next, the New York Times provided an interesting perspective on the composition of the Syrian opposition in their article, “Life With Syria’s Rebels in a Cold and Cunning War.”
- The third post of value is the NPR interview with Lee Anderson of The New Yorker entitled, “In Syria, Factions Gain Strength Amongst Chaos”.
His fighters are a cross section of a nation at war with itself. They include a real estate agent, several farmers, construction workers and a nurse who owned a short-order restaurant. These men fight side by side with a cadre of army defectors, who say the government they once served must fall.
Overall, Joseph Holliday of the Institute for the Study of War has put together the best compilation of analysis on the FSA entitled Syria’s Armed Opposition.
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