Missteps by Rebels Erode Their Support Among Syrians
Asmaa Waguih/ReutersRebels firing on a man suspected of being a pro-government fighter in Idlib Province on Oct. 26.
By ANNE BARNARDPublished: November 8, 2012BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syria’s rebel fighters — who have long staked claim to the moral high ground for battling dictatorship — are losing crucial support from a public increasingly disgusted by the actions of some rebels, including poorly planned missions, senseless destruction, criminal behavior and the coldblooded killing of prisoners.
The shift in mood presents more than just a public relations problem for the loosely knit militants of the Free Syrian Army, wh
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