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Ordinary Syrians Angry At U.S.-Led Strikes At ISIS

U.S.-led airstrikes aimed at ISIS are being met with resistance in Syria. Some ask why it took the death of U.S. journalist James Foley for Washington to intervene.

A 10-year-old Syrian boy's drawing showing life in his war-torn country.
A 10-year-old Syrian boy's drawing showing life in his war-torn country.
Omar Abdullah

IDLIB — Since the beginning of Syria's uprising, opposition supporters have been asking for international intervention in the country's war. Their demands for help came in various forms, starting with a request to create a no-fly zone over Syria and ending with pleas to provide arms, training and funding to those willing to fight President Bashar al-Assad.

Yet the launch of U.S.-led military strikes against the ISIS terror group have now prompted Syrians to take to the streets in protest. Many condemn the airstrikes, and some even swore allegiance to ISIS as newly minted sympathizers with the extremist group.

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