- those that start somewhere, perhaps for purely local reasons, but quickly spread throughout the entire country due to a wide-spread desire for radical change (e.g., Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen); and
- those that are based in some areas of the country and, despite the fact there are perfectly good reasons for the whole country to revolt, are based solely on local problems, are ethnically or religiously grounded, and refuse to spread (Syria, Libya).
Saraya al-Areen: An Alawite Militia in Latakia - By Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi An emblem of Saraya al-Areen. The coastal province of Latakia is home to a variety of militias aligned with the Assad regime. O...
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