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Al-Qaeda flags fly over rebel-held Syria

Posted by seumasach on August 13, 2012

John Rosenthal

Asia Times

14th August, 2012

There has recently been a small stir in the American media, as media organizations from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to the Associated Press have finally gotten around to acknowledging a “presence” of al-Qaeda and like-minded jihadist groups among the Syrian rebel forces seeking to topple the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

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