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In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control
In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control

The informant began to beg as soon as he was pulled from the police truck, which was painted hot pink, blue and black in a poor attempt at military camouflage. "Where are their places?" officer Abdullah Waisi demanded, holding four arrest warrants for the suspects sought. In the safety of the police station the accused thief had been willing to give up his fellow criminals. But taken along by heavily armed officers to this busy cobblestone street in the historic Bab al Hadid neighborhood of Aleppo's Old City, he was clearly scared. "I don't know, I don't know," the man whined, holding his head and cowering as an officer grabbed him by the arm. Around them militia police fanned out,...

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