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Syrian rebels split on air strikes 


The West is fretting about whether to intervene in the Syrian war, and the opposition is also split. Islamist rebels oppose a strike, while mainstream rebels want a no-fly zone - but only if it proves a game-changer. 

The US president's decision last weekend to seek congressional approval for a military intervention against President Bashar al-Assad in Syria took many by surprise - not least the Syrian opposition. Many felt betrayed by the sudden withdrawal. But there was also a more balanced view - especially from opposition organizations outside the country...