27 May Syria: Arming the Rebels
From the beginning of the rebellion against dictator Bashar al Assad through the regime’s bombing of the ancient city of Aleppo, and as the opposition splintered into warring factions, moderate rebels fighting Islamic radicals aligned with al Qaeda.
Now, with the Assad regime gaining ground again, he is returning to Syria to find out about a covert U.S. program to help the rebels.
A group of fighters from the main moderate faction, The Free Syrian Army, agreed to meet Muhammad on their way back from a secret training mission overseas. They told him to wait in this field, near the Syrian border with Turkey.