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Why the Assad regime barrel-bombs its own civilians

by Rik Rutten* Bombing civilians without distinguishing supporters and opponents from bystanders is said to be ineffective, or even counterproductive. Then why have air raids become such a hallmark feature of the military strategy of the Assad government in the … Continue reading

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