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US Facing Dilemmas in Supporting Fragmented Syrian Opposition

From the outside, the Syrian opposition group Harakat Hazm seemed like the perfect candidate for the CIA’s covert program to train and arm moderate rebels. The group, whose name means “Movement of Steadfastness” was secular, well-organized and dedicated to bringing down the government of Bashar al-Assad to “restore the freedom and dignity of the Syrian people.” In the spring of 2014, Harakat Hazm was given 50 TOW anti-tank missiles.  In addition, the U.S. provided the rebels with...

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