chapter  11
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The Rebellion at Twilight

WithJonathan Spyer

The town of Gaziantep. Southern Turkey. Summer 2016. Everything shimmering in the heat. The constant noise of traffic, the periodic prayer calls of the muezzin across the town producing a hypnotic effect. Gaziantep, 30 kilometers from the border with Syria, was a buzzing center of activity for the Syrian rebellion, even as it faced the slow contraction of its ambitions and the emergent possibility of defeat.