U.S. Allies Ramping Up Support for Rebel Forces in Syria

(Washington Post) Karen DeYoung and Liz Sly - U.S. allies have ramped up their support for rebels fighting against Syrian forces in recent months, having grown impatient with the administration's slow march toward training and equipping a viable Syrian opposition force, and its insistence that those fighters focus on the Islamic State. To facilitate their primary goal of removing President Assad from power, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar have helped support recent advances against government forces in northwest Syria by the Army of Conquest, a newly formed umbrella of diverse rebel groups.

2015-04-30 00:00:00

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