Daniel R. DePetrisMay 6, 2013 05:13
Commentary: This battle is smaller, but just as vital to the country’s future.
Rebels celebrate in a street in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa after capturing the city on March 4, 2013. (MOHAMMAD AL-HUSSEIN/AFP/Getty Images)
The world may be focused on the big fight in Syria between the rebels and Bashar al-Assad’s regime, but there is a smaller, albeit just as significant, second front going on that much of the region’s leaders seem to have either ignored or forgotten.