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TRANSLATED: Qatari owned daily-Jordan is fighting ISIS in east Syria but supporting Nusrah/Al-Qaeda in S. Syria

An interesting bit from the Qatari-owned daily Al-Quds al-Arabi (translated by today): “…Indeed, they believe it is striking ISIL in Ar-Raqqa, but not deterring the closer An-Nusra Front in Daraa. This is why Minister Walid Muallem talked about Jordan’s ongoing facilitations to the terrorists. But the Jordanian priorities are clear at this level, as it wants to settle scores with ISIL and not An-Nusra, at a time when Damascus’ evidence behind the scenes point to the release of famous Salafi theoretician Sheikh Abu Muhammad al-Makdessi, who enjoys great influence in An-Nusra Front and is heard by its sheikhs… Hence, Damascus wants a drastic and not just a tactical position, whereas Amman’s priority is ISIL and its battle against it on the internal and regional levels cannot be complete without “understandings,” even if temporary ones, with An-Nusra Front and its supporters on the internal arena…”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

February 11, 2015 at 4:03 pm

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