Syria’s al-Qaeda threat

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Author(s) The Washington Post editorial board
Source The Washington Post
Date September 7, 2013
Quotes-start.png An attack that weakened regime forces could, of course, help the jihadists gain ground — but only if the United States and its allies failed to simultaneously bolster the mainstream Free Syrian Army. That’s why it is essential that Mr. Obama couple any strikes with a stepped up train-and-equip program for vetted rebel units. The way to counter the threat posed by the jihadists is not to leave the Assad regime in power, but to empower the moderate and secular majority. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position United States should intervene on the topic Syrian civil war.