Syria Crisis Digest: June 16 - June 22, 2012

Each week, HuffPost World will provide the top stories out of Syria and a recap of events in the country's year-long uprising, as President Bashar Assad’s regime continues its bloody crackdown.

June 16 - June 22 In Review

Media Not To Miss

GlobalPost's Tracy Shelton accompanied a group of opposition fighters in Syria's northeast on a retaliation mission. Government troops had shelled the city continuously, and the fighters decided to launch an attack against one of the army's holdouts. Shelton met the rebels at their headquarters, and found one of the group's members ... singing the Backstreet Boys.


The New York Times reports a small number of CIA agents are working from southern Turkey to help distribute weapons to Syrian fighters:

The C.I.A. officers have been in southern Turkey for several weeks, in part to help keep weapons out of the hands of fighters allied with Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups, one senior American official said. The Obama administration has said it is not providing arms to the rebels, but it has also acknowledged that Syria’s neighbors would do so.