After Stalemate, Regime Troops Gain Against Syrian Rebels

NPR | Nov. 18, 2013 3:09 a.m. | Updated: Nov. 19, 2013 1:38 a.m.

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Deborah Amos

The Syrian army has been gaining significant ground against the rebels around the capital and in the north city of Aleppo. Analysts say the regime has better allies, superior fire-power and in this sectarian battle, has finally integrated Shiite forces from Hezbollah into a formidable force that is effective against disunited rebels.


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