Sunday, June 23, 2013

Assad's New Bodyguards

by Dr. Reuven Berko

The elite forces protecting Bashar Assad's regime no longer contain his Alawite faithful but thousands of Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah fighters who are making tactical inroads against the rebels. The new arrangement could drag the entire Middle East into a Sunni-Shiite war.

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad
Photo credit: Reuters

Dr. Reuven Berko


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