Syrian Army Desertions Reduce Loyalist Core to 50,000, IISS Says

Syrian Army Desertions Reduce Loyalist Core to 50,000, IISS Says

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A dummy is displayed in a flat used by rebel fighters to fight against Syrian government forces in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of Aleppo. France may start delivering weapons to Syria's rebels even without agreement from its European Union partners, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said today.