Opinion Analysis

Monday 20 November 2017

Goran Tomasevic: Battle for Damascus remains frozen but bloody

Free Syrian Army fighters run for cover as a tank shell explodes on a wall in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus
Free Syrian Army fighters run for cover as a tank shell explodes on a wall in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus

REBEL fighters in Damascus are disciplined, skilled and brave.

In a month on the frontline, I saw them defend a swathe of suburbs in the Syrian capital, mount complex mass attacks, manage logistics, treat their wounded - and die before my eyes.

 

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