[Marxism] Despite the narrative, Syria’s rebels may be gaining ground | The National

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue May 6 13:25:36 MDT 2014

One of the recent changes in the conflict has been that the rebels are 
becoming more organised and more effective. Infighting is still common, 
but they are learning to coordinate operations.

It is safe to say that the Free Syrian Army, in particular, is back 
after months of being eclipsed by Salafist and jihadist groups. A 
process of consolidating rebel factions under a common leadership is 

According to rebel sources, the FSA is winning back armed factions, 
previously acquired by religious groups. These factions are joining the 
FSA for several reasons, not least because the FSA is increasingly 
better funded and as supplies to extremist forces are no longer steady 
as was the case in the past – unless such forces control resources 
inside Syria, such as oilfields.

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