— A history of the FSA, probably through their Valley Forge days. From a purely academic standpoint, will be fascinating to see where they go from here.
"Amid the muddle over the state of the regime, the state of the Free Syrian Army was being missed. While the world was fixated on the horror inflicted on civilians, an insurgency was slowly gaining a foothold. To this day, almost no outlet outside Syria reports —- or possibly recognises —- that the insurgents controlled Kafer Takharim for many weeks. It is hard to find accounts in English about the FSA’s military capture of large swaths of al-Qusair, south of Homs, including the brief capture of a military hospital, despite the presence of dozens of regime tanks in the area. While Western journalists were flocking to Baba Amr in Homs, the Free Syrian Army was wreaking havoc on Assad military and police installations in the Bayada and Khalidiya districts, despite being nearly completely surrounded. The opposition was still prominent in Idlib, despite the fact that no area was completely in the hands of the insurgents."