Syrian rebels' march on Damascus becomes fight for their survival (+video)

March 12, 2015 12:20 AM

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Syrian rebels' march on Damascus becomes fight for their survival (+video)

Amman — With the Syrian crisis entering its fifth year, a months-long campaign by the largest antigovernment militia in the south to march on Damascus and turn the tide of the war has become a bitter fight for its very survival.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA), once seen as a natural US ally for toppling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, is locked in a showdown with an alliance of government forces, Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, and Iranian-commanded Shiite militias.

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