The Internationalized Syrian War

The Syrian civil war, born from the pro-democracy demonstrations that started as part of the Arab Spring, has evolved into the Muslim version of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939.

TURKEY-SYRIA BORDER − Mohammed claims to be 22, but even with his first, wispy beard, he doesn’t look more than 18. His English is excellent and though he won’t tell his full name, he is happy to say that he arrived three months ago from Riyadh to volunteer as a fighter in Syria with the Salafist rebel movement, Ahrar al-Sham.