Syria endgame

Rebel fighters observe Spanish Luis Munar (3rd R) during a training exercise at an undisclosed location in Syria on October 28, 2012. An international network of expatriate dissidents from Syria agreed to finance the trips of the former air force man, who left a spiralling economic crisis in Spain, and headed to the war-torn country. The network put him in touch with the Al-Faruq Brigade, which groups some 12,000 fighters countrywide, as well as with the mainstream rebel Free Syrian Army's milit

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on December 14, 2012, on page 7.




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