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Unease with Assad Regime on the Rise

A growing number of soldiers and civilians in government-controlled areas of Syria are expressing rare public disaffection with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad — non-combatants as well as the military in traditionally loyal coastal regions are complaining not enough is being done to relieve enclaves besieged by rebels. There is rising alarm also at the increasing presence of Tehran-backed foreign fighters from Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iran, say political activists. In recent...

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