Syrian opposition needs promised U.S. assistance
Syria’s agonizing descent into civil war has cost 18,000 lives. What began as a peaceful protest against President Bashir Assad hardened after Mr. Assad ordered his troops to open fire on demonstrators. The opposition, fragmented at first, now appears to be waging street-by-street combat in the main cities, including Damascus and Aleppo. Flags of the resistance are flying in some areas they control.
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