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More areas defect from Syrian regime

Issue No. 2296

Previously “loyal” towns and districts in Syria are abandoning the blood-stained regime of Bashar al‑Assad and are joining the popular uprising.

And the struggle inside Aleppo, the industrial heartland of Syria, is deepening.

About 50 percent of all industry in Syria is concentrated in Aleppo.

The links between Aleppo and the surrounding industrial hotspots are important to the future of the revolution and the role of workers in shaping it.

The West is attempting to hijack the revolt and the regime is trying to divide it. But an explicitly anti-sectarian core is also growing in the revolution.

Dozens of videos have emerged showing hundreds of people gathered in the streets pledging that Syria is a unified country. The protesters say they are fighting against sectarianism as well as the regime.


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Tue 27 Mar 2012, 17:53 BST
Issue No. 2296
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