The Remnants of the Assad Regime

Radwan Ziadeh


Three of the five border crossings located on the northern border between Syria and Turkey have fallen under the control of the Free Syrian Army. These are the Bab Al-Hawa, Bab al-Salamah, and Jarablous border crossings, respectively. The fall of these portals illustrates the inability of the Assad regime to control its borders and shows the ever-growing threat that the FSA poses to the regime. As a result of these seizures, the opposition is capable of resupplying with relative ease via direct supply lines passing from Turkey through the rebel-controlled border posts to the liberated areas and front lines without the threat of direct contact with regime forces. 

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