July 26, 2012
Meet the Islamist Rebels Trying to Rule Syria
Rania Abouzeid, Time
The al-Qaeda flag was propped up in a barrel painted with the three-starred Syrian revolutionary banner in the middle of the road at a makeshift checkpoint between the northern Syrian towns of Binnish and Taftanaz in Idlib province. The checkpoint was unmanned — not especially surprising given the dry mid-afternoon heat and the lethargy sometimes brought on early in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
TAGGED: al-Qaeda, Islamist, Syria