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Raqqa: From Regime Overthrow to Inter-Rebel Fighting

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This paper details the March 2013 takeover of Raqqa by Syrian rebels and the subsequent rebel infighting. The full essay (pdf) can be found here.

About the Author(s)

Lucas Winter is an analyst on the Middle East for the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO) at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He has an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS and was an Arabic Language Flagship Fellow in Damascus, Syria in 2006-2007. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.