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Turks, Saudis and Qataris knee deep in supporting radical Islamists in Syria… who are also fighting each other

As always – a particularly wise policy from the enlightened three. From Al-Monitor:

“…This suggests that Ghouta may see a new round of fighting, which is only a reflection of the conflict between some regional countries. It is known that Saudi Arabia has established, funded and armed Jaish al-Islam and tried to protect its strength by preventing it from fighting major battles that would weaken it. Jaish al-Islam has thus acquired the reputation as being “the king of tactical withdrawals.” Riyadh wants Alloush and his “army” to be the arm that ensures Riyadh’s dominance in the capital, Damascus, in the event the Syrian regime falls.

In contrast, the Qatari-Turkish axis is seeking to retain tools that it can use around Damascus to disrupt the Saudi plan and ensure its share when the time of sharing the spoils comes. The Qatari-Turkish axis is doing that through Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham, which in recent weeks received “pledges of allegiances” from some factions in Ghouta despite the decision by the “unified judiciary” suspending them [Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham] from working in Ghouta after their separation from Rahman Corps…”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

July 5, 2015 at 2:25 pm

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