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Syrian opposition unready for fall of AssadThe Syrian opposition coalition favored by the U.S. and its allies is in no position to fill a political vacuum that could be created if an anticipated U.S.-led military strike hastens the downfall of President Bashar Assad.
Troops led by Assad’s brother likely to blame for chemical weapons, Syrian activists sayDivisions of elite Syrian troops led by President Bashar Assad’s brother were likely responsible for the suspected chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb last week that killed more than 1,400 people, according to Syrian opposition activists.
Beware of SyriaIn June, the White House concluded that Syria’s embattled President Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons against his own people and, in doing so, had crossed a red line set by President Barack Obama.