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Google’s al Qaeda Connection Redux

June 20, 2014

A blast from the past so to speak

MUSIC • TECHNOLOGY • POLICY

According to the New York Times, the US-backed (as far as we know) Free Syrian Army struggled to take control of the airport at Aleppo, Syria and laid an months-long siege to the airport that was broken this week when the FSA got some help.  More US aid?  No…this time not.  This time from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.  And who might they be?  The Long War Journal tells us:

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, one of al Qaeda’s two official affiliates operating in Syria, led a recent decisive rebel assault on a Syrian military airbase in the north. The group used a suicide bomber from “the Arabian Peninsula” to detonate an armored personnel carrier on the base, which was under siege for eight months before falling two days ago. Eight other groups, including the Al Nusrah Front, the Muhajireen Army, and Free…

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