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Rebels Choose to Work with Jihadists to Expedite Assad Ouster
October 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM EST
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Weapons crossing the Turkish border into Syria are primarily aiding Islamist fighters, a condition that has made the U.S. wary of giving military support to rebels. Ray Suarez talks to former CIA analysts Philip Mudd and Paul Pillar on whether the U.S. should aid extremist rebels to accelerate the removal of President Assad.
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