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Syria's Druze Maintain a Difficult Neutrality

Charles Glass
Board of Contributors
Apr 11, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
Druze men rally in support of the Syrian government in February 2012 in Majdal Shams, a Druze town on the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan Heights.

Druze men rally in support of the Syrian government in February 2012 in Majdal Shams, a Druze town on the Israeli-controlled side of the Golan Heights.

(URIEL SINAI/Getty Images)

The ethnic, religious minority has a legacy of rebellion in Syria. But ever since the biggest uprising in the country’s history broke out seven years ago, the Druze have avoided taking sides. One reason: Much of the opposition did not want them....

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