Four Years Later, The Free Syrian Army Has Collapsed

by NewsStand

ISTANBUL — With weaponry little more sophisticated than homemade rockets fired from an abandoned hospital, a ragtag group of rebels somehow managed to chase the vastly better-armed forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad from the northern town of Al-Bab. It was the summer of 2012, and this seemingly impossible rebel triumph resonated as a signal that the tide of the civil war was turning. One of the strongest militaries in the Middle East was increasingly vulnerable to rebels lacking financial support and heavy arms.

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