Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Assad's Alawites: An entrenched community

Nir Rosen spends time deep inside Syria's pro-regime Alawite community.

By Nir Rosen

This is the second of a two-part series by Al Jazeera special correspondent Nir Rosen. Catch up with the first chapter here: Assad's Alawites: The guardians of the throne.

".....Poor Sunnis and poor Alawites had everything in common and could have had the same grievances, but the regime had succeeded in entrenching these sectarian divisions at the expense of common social problems......"

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