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Postby The Dharma Bum » Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:03 pm

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wonder what the story with that little tiny red speck is
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Re: How long before Iraq gov. falls, and/or the US...

Postby Spider » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:10 pm

The Dharma Bum wrote:Image

wonder what the story with that little tiny red speck is


Probably Homs. Map could be out of date, since the city was given back to Syria (the government) last month.
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Re: How long before Iraq gov. falls, and/or the US...

Postby Kane » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:13 pm

Spider wrote:
The Dharma Bum wrote:Image

wonder what the story with that little tiny red speck is


Probably Homs. Map could be out of date, since the city was given back to Syria (the government) last month.


Nah, government doesn't control Homs. Don't forget, there's multiple militias in Syria right now.

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Annnnnd map is outdated. Humph. Oh well. I found this interesting piece in a news article:

Al Jazeera wrote:Call to stop rebel infighting

Meanwhile, as the Homs ceasefire deal was struck, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the chief of al-Qaeda, called on the group's Syrian affiliate, the al-Nusra Front, to stop fighting rival rebel factions.

Since early January, rebels with Nusra have also been battling against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

ISIL, which has its roots in al-Qaeda's Iraq arm, but has since fallen out with the organisation, has gained notoriety for abuses against both civilians and rival opposition fighters.

In a new audio recording posted online on Friday, Zawahiri for the first time ordered Nusra's chief Mohammed al-Jolani to end fighting with ISIL.

Zawahiri ordered that "all soldiers of the [Nusra] Front immediately cease fighting" other groups.

Instead, he urged Jolani to "devote himself to combat the enemies of Islam, specifically Baathists, Shiites and their allies".

Zawahiri also repeated his call for ISIL to leave Syria, urging the group's chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to "devote himself to wounded Iraq, which needs you to redouble your efforts" there.

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Re: How long before Iraq gov. falls, and/or the US...

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