August 27, 2014

Attacking Islamic State IS Attacking Assad

Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

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The Assad dictatorship has worked hard to create a binary between itself and extremists. The destruction of the IS will leave the dictatorship exposed and vulnerable as never before.

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TAGGED: Islamic State, ISIS, Middle East, Iraq, Syria, Bashar Al-Assad

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