Dividing factions add up to total chaos in Syria, with no solution in sight
With the civil war in Syria soon to enter its third year, the situation on the ground is increasingly fractured and hard to read for Western intelligence.
On the outskirts of the Turkish town of Reyhanli at the edge of Hatay Province, the Bab al-Hawa border crossing connects Turkey to Syria. Every day, trucks loaded with merchandise passed through here from Turkey to Syria, and dozens of Syrian civilians crossed every hour into Turkey, seeking a new life. That is, until Turkey closed the crossing about two weeks ago. When I visited Bab...
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