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Second Jihadist 'mini-state' in Syria to rival Islamic State and Assad

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posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 04:53 PM

A jihadist group that has pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda has taken over swathes of Syria as western forces have focused their efforts on defeating Islamic State.
The al-Nusra Front have carved out their own territory in the region, raising fears a second jihadist mini-state could thwart any attempts to end the barbarity.
The hardline Islamist fighting group has been gaining control across Idlib province in northern Syria since November, driving out other rebel groups, including western-armed moderates.

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I guess Damascus is the end goal here. All the airdrops and training to help the "moderate" fighters and the air strikes carried out to "fight" IS hasn't really done much. It's quite clear who's benefiting from all this. The "war on terror" is a joke.

edit on 6-2-2015 by Boeing777 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 04:56 PM
a reply to: Boeing777

Yup, just read about this myself, perhaps Obama is stalling for time.

White House insisted the United States is leading the global effort to confront challenges in a deliberate manner described as

“strategic patience.”

edit on 042828p://bFriday2015 by Stormdancer777 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 05:01 PM
Of course they have, it was bound to happen.

Who's next? Al-ISIL- Boko Haram- Qaeda?

They're much of a muchness, what ever you call them.

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 05:04 PM
Maybe al-Nusra and ISIS can fight it out over who's not muslim enough. It might save some bombs...

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 05:14 PM

originally posted by: Cobaltic1978

Who's next? Al-ISIL- Boko Haram- Qaeda?

There's a group that call themselves "MILF".

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 05:22 PM
what tragic mess

posted on Feb, 6 2015 @ 05:59 PM
MILF and BIFF territory...
This is starting to get funny.
Maybe they are trying to weaponize jokes. The enemy will die laughing.

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