Sunday, January 13, 2013

'Assassinations & worsening divisions between Syrian rebel groups'

The slaying of Thaer al-Waqqas, the northern commander of one of Syria’s largest rebel groups, who was targeted by several gunmen in the rebel-held town of Sermin—a few miles from Turkey—underscores worsening divisions between rebel groups, say European diplomats. In particular, the assassination highlights a growing rivalry between brigades formed by jihadists and those manned by more secular Syrian army defectors or fighters aligned with the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. ..."

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