Sunni Rebels Collapse In Damascus

  • Middle East Newsline
  • March 16, 2014
NICOSIA [MENL] -- The Sunni revolt was said to have collapsed around Syria's
Rebel sources said Islamist militias capitulated to a demand by the
regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad to a unilateral ceasefire around
most of Damascus. They said the militias, including the Saudi-sponsored
Islamic Front and Al Qaida's Nusra Front for the Defense of the Levant,
could not keep fighting amid heavy casualties and a nearly year-long siege
by the Syrian Army.
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