Friday, May 3, 2013

On Syria, Jabhat al Nusra & Bandar bin Sultan ...

"... Syrian rebels say fighters from Saudi Arabia work with the Jabhat al-Nusra group of extremists, which is allied with al Qaeda; with Salafist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham; and in an independent group of 20 Saudi fighters working on its own in northern Latakia province and Aleppo.In July, Saudi King Abdullah brought back Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, architect of the kingdom's campaign against the Soviets in Afghanistan, to head the intelligence agency. Many analysts saw that as a sign the king wanted Saudi Arabia to step up support for Syria's opposition...."

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