Syrian regime has gained momentum

According to the Associated Press, the Syrian regime has gained momentum against the rebels as they captured parts of the rebel stronghold of Idlib, which is near the Turkish border.

The regime’s operation to regain control of Idlib came days after they gained control of the Baba Amr district.

These two advances for the Syrian regime coincided a reinforcement of support by the Russian government, who said they will continue to supply Syria with weapons. Coupled with the U.N.s failed attempt to broker a ceasefire, the Syrian regime has gained momentum in this year long resistance.

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These victories for the regime, mean losses for Syria. And I am glad that the U.S. is considering sending troops, but we need to act quick. We need to figure out the best solution to end these crimes against humanity before there are more losses.

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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