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    AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    ISTANBUL (AP) Militant leaders from the Islamic State group and al-Qaida gathered at a farm house in northern Syria last week and agreed on a plan to stop fighting each other and work together against their opponents, a high-level Syrian opposition official and a rebel commander have told The Associated Press.Such an accord could present new difficulties for Washington's strategy against the IS group. While warplanes from a U.S.-led coalition strike militants from the air, the Obama administration has counted on arming "moderate" rebel factions to push them back on the ground. Those rebels, already considered relatively weak and disorganized, would face far stronger opposition if the two heavy-hitting militant groups now are working together.
    IS the group that has seized nearly a third of Syria and Iraq with a campaign of brutality and beheadings this year and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, known as the Nusra Front, have fought each other bitterly for more than a year to dominate the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar Assad.
    The Associated Press reported late last month on signs that the two groups appear to have curtailed their feud with informal local truces. Their new agreement, according to the sources in rebel groups opposed to both IS and Nusra Front, would involve a promise to stop fighting and team up in attacks in some areas of northern Syria.


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    Al-Nusra and ISIS back together now. Drum beats of war growing louder and louder here in the US. This is not gonna turn out good.


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    Re: AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    Heya TDS. Myself, I think the Press was duped into believing there was more of a rift between the 2. Than there really is.

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    Re: AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya TDS. Myself, I think the Press was duped into believing there was more of a rift between the 2. Than there really is.
    Terrorism flourishes under Obama.

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    Re: AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    Yeah, Bush didn't stand for it.


    ...oh wait...
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    Re: AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Terrorism flourishes under Obama.

    Indeed it has.....and this doesn't even count Asia or India.


    Baghdadi said he had accepted oaths of allegiance from supporters in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Algeria. "We announce to you the expansion of the Islamic State to new countries, to the countries of the Haramayn, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Algeria," Baghdadi said. The speech was transcribed in Arabic and translated into English.....snip~

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/war-te...ia-speech.html

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    Re: AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    Well, they are effectively the same group with a different name (and all under cia banner), so it's no surprise that they would be friendly with each other.

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    Re: AP sources: IS, al-Qaida reach accord in Syria

    I thought they were all under the knights of Columbus
    The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.
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