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Division in British ruling circles over arming Syrian “rebels”

Posted by seumasach on March 26, 2013

So the Home Office concedes that the Syrian insurgency consists  substantially of foreign fighters: “hundreds” of Europeans to say nothing of tens of thousands from Tunisia, Libya and the Muslim world in general. Britain finds itself in a difficult situation having tried to repeat the Libya scenario and having failed. We are left visibly linked to some very unsavoury allies and no longer backed by the Americans. Time then for a rethink.

British Muslims fighting in Syria could commit terrorist attacks in UK


26th March, 2013

There are “hundreds” of Europeans now fighting in Syria, some of whom are with groups linked to al Qaeda, the Home Office has told MPs.

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