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****FOR STORY ON LIONS OF TAWHID FIGHTING GROUP IN SYRIA BY CHRIS CHIVERS.TRAX: 30130033A.8/14/2012 Tal Rifaat, Syria.Free Syrian Army fighters from the Lions of Tawhid including Jamal ____, a defected Staff Sergeant from Deraa, right, stood watch in their fighting holes on top of the small hill that Tal Rifaat is built around. ..The Lions of Tawhid?a fighting group within the Free Syrian Army, led by Abdel Hakim Yassin, is waging war against the Syrian regime from their base in Tal Rifaat. The group, which is part of a growing network of armed opposition, is comprised mainly of defected Syrian soldiers from Sunni families hailing from around the country. Operating primarily under the cover of darkness, the Lions of Tawhid have adopted guerrilla tactics to fight the regime?large truck bombs, driven unknowingly by captured pro-regime partisans (Shabeeha), and hit and run attacks against regime armored vehicles. ..CREDIT: Bryan Denton For The New York Times
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****FOR STORY ON LIONS OF TAWHID FIGHTING GROUP IN SYRIA BY CHRIS CHIVERS.TRAX: 30130033A.8/14/2012 Tal Rifaat, Syria.Free Syrian Army fighters from the Lions of Tawhid including Jamal ____, a defected Staff Sergeant from Deraa, right, stood watch in their fighting holes on top of the small hill that Tal Rifaat is built around. ..The Lions of Tawhid?a fighting group within the Free Syrian Army, led by Abdel Hakim Yassin, is waging war against the Syrian regime from their base in Tal Rifaat. The group, which is part of a growing network of armed opposition, is comprised mainly of defected Syrian soldiers from Sunni families hailing from around the country. Operating primarily under the cover of darkness, the Lions of Tawhid have adopted guerrilla tactics to fight the regime?large truck bombs, driven unknowingly by captured pro-regime partisans (Shabeeha), and hit and run attacks against regime armored vehicles. ..CREDIT: Bryan Denton For The New York Times