February 18, 2014

Is al-Qaeda Aiding Assad?

Jamie Dettmer, The Daily Beast

The Associated Press

Wars can make strange bedfellows out of erstwhile enemies but if Western-backed Syrian rebels are to be believed, the Syrian conflict has thrown up one of the strangest ever wartime alliances, featuring Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and jihadists such as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the militant Sunni leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) who wants to shape and rule over an emirate stretching across the Levant.

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TAGGED: Al-Qaeda, Bashar Al-Assad, Syria, Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

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