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Friday, June 10, 2016

Why the Obama Administration Is Favoring al-Qaeda's Main Syrian Ally

Gareth Porter, Truthout: The Obama administration has quietly designated the powerful Islamist force Ahrar al-Sham as a "legitimate" Syrian opposition group, despite the fact that it has been indivisible from al-Qaeda's Syrian branch. The US acceptance of Ahrar reflects US appeasement of Turkey, Ahrar's main external patron.

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