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Syrian al-Qaeda Sidelines More Secular Mercenaries

Posted By kurtnimmoadmin On June 19, 2013 @ 1:38 pm In Old Infowars Posts Style,Tile,War on Terror | Comments Disabled

Oliver Holmes and Alexander Dziadosz
reuters.com
June 19, 2013

During a 10-day journey through rebel-held territory in Syria, Reuters journalists found that radical Islamist units are sidelining more moderate groups that do not share the Islamists’ goal of establishing a supreme religious leadership in the country.

The moderates, often underfunded, fragmented and chaotic, appear no match for Islamist units, which include fighters from organizations designated “terrorist” by the United States.

The Islamist ascendancy has amplified the sectarian nature of the war between Sunni Muslim rebels and the Shi’ite supporters of Assad. It also presents a barrier to the original democratic aims of the revolt and calls into question whether the United States, which announced practical support for the rebels last week, can ensure supplies of weapons go only to groups friendly to the West.

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