Middle East

May 1, 2014

Rebels find hope in new offensives in northern Syria after months of setbacks

Buoyed by the ouster from northern Syria of Islamist extremists and the arrival of new weapons, including U.S.-supplied TOW anti-tank missiles, Western-backed rebels have gone on the offensive in two battle zones and say they’ve gained ground against forces loyal to the government of President Bashar Assad.

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