Skip to comments.Dissent Among the Alawites: Syria's Ruling Sect Does Not Speak with One Voice
Posted on 09/10/2012 4:06:46 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Captain Umar in Syria is a rebel fighter and an Alawite, and he considers Assad a "butcher." The officer no longer believes the regime's propaganda and says he abandoned his unit after the government began shelling civilian neighborhoods in his hometown. But Umar says it is Assad who is injecting the conflict with a sectarian hue.
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