Why Rebel Infighting In Syria Is Good News for the U.S.


For the Obama Administration, one of the hardest challenges in Syria has been to tell the good guys from the bad among the rebels fighting the regime of President Bashar Assad. The al-Qaeda-aligned Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has long been recognized as one of the most potent rebel groups, and its presence on the battlefield is a key reason the U.S. has hesitated to arm the opposition. On Sept. 13, the jihadist group issued an online statement declaring war, this time against its own...

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