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YEREVAN. – The Syrian opposition finally split into two branches: so-called “Free Syrian Army” on the one hand and Islamists on the other, expert said.

Expert on oriental studies Suren Manukyan said the Syrian authorities have recently taken control of conflict settlement.

“At the moment the Syrian authorities are dictating where the next battle will be. The alignment of external forces in favor of the current government of Syria has changed dramatically,” he said during the Friday press conference.

Manukyan noted that Kurdish factor is playing an important role in the conflict.

“The Kurds remained neutral until recently. They have an important place in the life of Syria, although the Kurdish territories, in fact, are autonomous,” he stated, noting that the Kurds are now actively supporting the Syrian authorities.




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