By: Carl Wicklander
Fighting between the army of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Free Syrian Army raged in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the largest city in the country, with rebels taking land near the airport.
Professor Robert Rabil of Florida Atlantic University noted how the Turkish arming of the rebels is leading to, among other things, the withering of the territorial integrity of Syria.
Former Syrian prime minister Riyad Farid Hijab, who defected one week ago, was reported in the New York Times saying, "Based on my experience and position, the regime is falling apart morally, materially, economically . . . Its military is rusting and it only controls 30 percent of Syria's territory," and that other leaders were themselves waiting to defect.
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