12/3/2012

The Syrian city of Aleppo has emerged as "a microcosm of the nationwide stand-off between President Bashar Assad's forces and the opposition fighters," reports The Economist. Separately, Turkey has requested that NATO deploy Patriot missile defenses along its border with Syria amid reports that Assad was planning to use missiles, some carrying chemical warheads. Syria reportedly has stocks of mustard gas and sarin.

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