AP Analysis: US-Russia Syria deal props up Assad
In this Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 photo, opposition fighters return from the battlefield in the Idlib province countryside, Syria. For Syria's divided and beleaguered rebels, the creeping realization that there will not be a decisive Western military intervention on their behalf is a huge psychological blow. It now appears that the regime of Bashar Assad has gained time, largely because the world community is too concerned that if he is toppled the result may be an Islamist Syria in the grip of al-Qaida. The immediate result, this week, has been an uptick in infighting between moderate and jihadi rebels.(AP Photo)
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 12:00 am
Friday, September 20, 2013 12:00 am.