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Jihadist hold 200 Syria Kurds hostage

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posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 01:57 PM
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Jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda have taken hostage around 200 Kurdish civilians after violent clashes with Kurdish fighters in two villages of eastern Syria, a monitoring group said.


"Fighters of Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have seized control of Tall Aren village in Aleppo province and are laying siege to another village nearby, Tall Hassel. They have taken hostage around 200 civilians from the inhabitants of the two villages," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.



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posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 01:59 PM
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Al Nursa, FSA's once favored rebel group because of their hard hitting tactics are still terrorizing Syria long after declaring allegiance to Al Qaeda. Now the question is, why are they taking over these 2 villages? Is it to produce more chemical weapons? What's to become of the 200 Kurdish hostages? Brutal deaths? How will America react to this news?

Does anyone think its a good idea to send millions of dollars & arms to the Syrian rebels?
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posted on Jul, 31 2013 @ 03:06 PM
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The victors of WWII drew lines on a map (most of which followed oil pipe lines) and called the new places "countries" like Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia. Before these "new" boundaries were drawn there was just this place called Greater Arabia (which was mostly desert). One of the peoples that existed there were the Kurds . They are still there and now their former lands are divided among three countries.

As though they never existed. Except they keep coming up. Their struggle is similar to the Palestinians, who were there first and just erased from the map by people who didn't even live there to begin with.

You can't just draw lines on a map and expect the locals to erase memories of their national history or cultural heritage.Thats a big part of the root of all the problems today in the whole middle eastern region.



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