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Strikes would help rebels, but not enough: experts

COMPLICATIONS:The limited strikes the US is considering, as well as the nature of the Syrian conflict, will make creating momentum for the rebels difficult, experts said


Other targets could include resupply helicopters or military headquarters and communications infrastructure, which would hit the army’s ability to coordinate operations, he added.

FSA spokesman Louay Muqdad said the group was not coordinating with Washington on the strikes, but was ready to take advantage of any openings they might create.

He said jihadists would not be the main beneficiaries, while insisting the FSA had been promised advanced warnings from the US of what targets would be struck.

“For the Americans, these strikes might be cosmetic, but for us, we will exploit them as a gateway for the collapse of Bashar al-Assad’s regime,” he said.

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