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Will the real al-Qaeda please stand up?

The WaPost has an interesting report today on a struggle at the heart of al-Qaeda in Syria. Since 2011, the Al-Nusra Front has been the (more or less) official arm of al-Qaeda there, and it profited immensely from the power … Continue reading

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Eastern Syria, Western Kurdistan

From the BBC: Syrian Kurdish militia have been engaged in fierce fighting recently with the jihadists of the anti-Assad al-Nusra Front. Mr Barzani [President of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region]┬ácalled for a delegation to visit the Kurdish areas in Syria. He … Continue reading

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