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Jihadist Group Expands Rapidly in Syria


World  (tags: Syria, al Qaeda in Syra, jihadists, news, middle-east, violence, world, politics, conflict, Refugees&Relief, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights )

Cal
- 371 days ago - spiegel.de
A murderous Islamist group called ISIS is obstructing Syrian rebels in their battle against President Bashar Assad's regime. The Free Syrian Army seems barely able to put up a fight in the face of their brutal tactics.



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Past Member (0)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 12:26 am
Noted.
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 12:47 am
This does not surprise me if this civil war does not come to a conclusion soon it's likely to spread to surrounding countries.The war is going on unhindered because of the self interest of China Russia and Iran who between them have ham strung the useless UN.These countries have an appalling human rights record and have no interest in stopping the killing and maiming of women and children.
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 6:01 am
at nortern syria "rojawa" (west kurdistan) jihadist groups can not survive, pyd (demovracratic union party) did not allow them survive....

noted
 

Jaime A. (35)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 6:02 am
Noted, fanatics all of them.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 6:52 am
Noted
 

. (0)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 7:55 am
Terrible! This civil war better be brought under control soon. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Chaoti Huang (0)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 9:54 am
Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 11:36 am
With a country in termoil, it's not a surprise that extremists would not want to take advantage of the political situation.
 

Barbara D. (79)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 1:08 pm
The jihadist terrorist groups are expanding all over the world....anywhere they can get a toe in the door....and everybody's letting them have at it.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 1:17 pm
Noted & posted
 

Roger Garin-michaud (115)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 1:37 pm
noted, thanks
 

Birgit W. (152)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 3:34 pm
All fanatic religions have to be stopped. Too many people have to die and suffer because of them.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 3:52 pm
Noted
 

ewoud k. (73)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 4:27 pm
A sad result of the hesitation of the (ok, just "so-called") free western world to give the "first wave rebels" the support they needed.

It will be hard now to make things turn out right.

Thanks for posting Cal!
 

John B. (122)
Saturday December 21, 2013, 9:45 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to Mr Reuter excellent article. This latest update on the conflict in Syria is not surprising, at least to me. Read and noted.
 

Arlene C. (111)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:47 am
LU
 

Stardust Noel (52)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 6:56 am
Barbara D .is right, they are in the U.S. too, & we & this administration have let them in.......
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 9:47 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Sunday December 22, 2013, 7:51 pm
As horrible as this is in the immediate sense, I would wait before calling the rise of that group a bad thing for the Middle East overall in the long-term. These guys will eventually come up against Assad's regime. There is no way around that. Al Qaeda is primarily Sunni and Assad's core (including himself) is Alawite. I just don't see one co-opting the other for very long.

Nobody is really going to stop Assad as long as these guys are the dominant rebels. We could be looking at another sponge for Jihadists in the Middle East. Not only that, but by thoroughly setting himself against religious militants, Bashar ceases catering to the faction most heavily opposed to peace with Israel, which his father, Hafez, had tried to achieve before he died, and with rebels gone or unwilling to fight, his power would be sufficiently cemented for him to do just about anything he wants. Peace between Syria and Israel would in turn stabilize Lebanon. That assumes, of course, that Assad crushes this militia. Still, the possibility of peace between Israel and all neighboring countries, and greater stability in Lebanon, is not to be dismissed.
 

Arlene C. (111)
Monday December 23, 2013, 4:36 am
lu
 
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