Saturday, December 26, 2015

Vlad cleans up Bashar's bad bet

Critical element of the biography of Zahran Alloush, leader of the Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam, killed by a Russian airstrike on his (non-ISIS) headquarters in the same Damascus suburb which was gassed by Bashar al-Assad (Reuters) --

Alloush, who was released by the Syrian authorities at the start of the conflict in 2011 when it let scores of Islamist detainees go free, had been criticized for a crackdown on dissidents in the areas he controlled.

Note: a future Islamist militant was put back on the street by Bashar al-Assad in 2011. It's almost as if he wanted an Islamist insurgency, or at least one that, as in Iraq, he could control!

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