Syrian Rebels Poised for Anti-Russia Collaboration

GAZIANTEP, TURKEY—Russia’s military intervention in Syria is pushing disparate rebel groups to work together more on the battlefield to confront ground offensives unleashed this week by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in the center and northwest of the war-wracked country.

The trend is likely to increase in the coming weeks, say commanders of Western-favored insurgent battalions and political activists, as Syrian government soldiers and irregulars from the Iranian-trained National Defense Forces shrug off for the first time in months their defensive crouch to go on the attack with the support of coordinated Russian airstrikes. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS WEBSITE

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