US struggling to counter opposition Syrians' anger over airstrikes they see as boosting Assad

September 27, 2014 3:39 PM

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US struggling to counter opposition Syrians' anger over airstrikes they see as boosting Assad

This Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 photo, provided by Edlib News Network (ENN), an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows an anti-Syrian government protester holding a placard during a demonstration against the U.S.-led coalition airtstrikes, at the village of Kfar Derian, Idlib province, northern Syria. The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the country is only helping President Bashar Assad and that Washington is coordinating with Damascus, despite American insistence it backs the rebel cause. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN) (The Associated Press)

FILE -- In this file photo taken during a Syrian government-led media tour on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, Syrian soldiers recapture the Damascus suburb of Adra, Syria. The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in th...

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