Syrians in Support of President Assad

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A member of the Free Syrian Army holds a burning portrait of embattled President Bashar al-Assad. (Getty)

For the past 17 months, fighting in Syria has lead to an increasingly uncertain political climate, with President Bashar al-Assad's position looking all the more precarious. 

But following recent reports that Al Qaeda has infiltrated the Syrian opposition this week, maybe it's time to ask: Is there a case for President Bashar al-Assad staying in power? Layla is a law student in Michigan who was born in Syria. She is a supporter of Assad.


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Paul R. Smith

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