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Syria’s Most Important Rebels Are Islamists, and We Have to Work With Them Anyway

Truman Project and Center for National Policy

The announcement of a new Islamist “alliance ” in Syria—bringing together the largest and most influential rebel factions—is only the latest sign of a failed Western strategy. Several of these groups, including Liwa al-Islam and Liwa al-Tawhid, were previously linked to the Western-backed “moderate” Supreme Military Council (SMC).

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