Syria

Rebels in retreat

Print edition : April 04, 2014

Children play football in a damaged street in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria, on February 14. Photo: KHALIL ASHAWI/REUTERS

Al Nusra rebel fighters killed on February 26 in an army ambush in the Eastern Ghouta area, east of Damascus. Photo: HASSAN YUSSEF/AFP

Palestinians in the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk carry supplies given to them by the United Nations. Photo: AP/SANA

Friction between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has adversely affected the rebel forces, which are increasingly turning against one another.
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