August 26, 2014

The Grotesque Alliance Carving Up Syria

David Blair, Daily Telegraph

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As recently as 2012, after all, Baghdadi’s extremists were a weakened force confined to a small area of Iraq. Then Assad released a cohort of Syria’s most dangerous jihadists from Sednaya jail near Damascus. Some of these men – along with others freed in later amnesties – are believed to have become Isil commanders.

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TAGGED: ISIS, Syria, Bashar Al-Assad

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