February 5, 2014

A Terror Group Too Brutal for al-Qaeda?

Peter Bergen, CNN

The Associated Press

Al-Zawahiri is clearly fed up with ISIS's open rejection of his overall leadership of the al Qaeda network. Moreover, he is likely quite concerned about how ISIS is alienating ordinary Syrians by a brutal campaign that has involved the public beheading of opponents and the imposition of Taliban-style rule on the population, including the banning of smoking, music and unveiled women in public.

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TAGGED: ISIS, Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Middle East, Syria, Al-Qaeda

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