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Story Publication logo January 13, 2014

Is It Really Sunni vs. Shia In Syria?

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In the early months of the Syrian uprising, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad mobilized allies among...

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Syrian rebel fires on government troops outside Damascus. Image by Reese Erlich. Syria, 2013.

As civil war continues in Syria, the conflict has brought out ever deeper sectarian divides. Many Sunnis oppose the government while Shiite Muslims and other minorities tend to support it, causing problems for religious leaders.

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