The Battle for Southern Syria Heating Up

Yaari, Ehud
May 2014
Washington Institute for Near East Policy: PolicyWatch;2014, p50
The article focuses on the gains being made by Syrian rebels in the country's southern region. Topics discussed include the setbacks encountered by rebel militias in central and northern Syria and their offensive on the Israeli and Jordanian borders. The possible rebel invasion of Damascus from the southern front and the difficulty of sending fresh reinforcements of Syrian troops are also mentioned.


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