28 Aug '13, 4pm

5 things you should know about Syria's military: The debate has shifted from whether the U.S. will at... #marines

5 things you should know about Syria's military: The debate has shifted from whether the U.S. will at... #marines

The debate has shifted from whether the U.S. will attack Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical weapons attack allegedly carried out by his forces to what day the attack will start. Syria is a police state run by Alawites, an offshoot of Shia Islam, who are a religious minority. For more than two years, Assad’s forces have been battling the fractured opposition, which includes al-Qaida fighters. Here is what you need to know about the Assad’s military capabilities: 1. Men under arms. In addition to the Syrian military, which has between 70,000 and 80,000 troops, Assad can call upon Alawite militia members, said Christopher Swift, a professor of national security studies at Georgetown University. The militia — which one media report put at 100,000 members — is most effective in defending its neighborhoods against Sunni rebels. The Lebanon-based terrorist g...

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