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Al Qaeda pact with Syrian militants could close door to support
Posted By admin On April 14, 2013 @ 5:04 am In World News | Comments Disabled
The Hill 
April 14, 2013
A formal pact between al Qaeda’s Iraqi faction and Islamic militants in Syria could be the nail in the coffin for possible U.S. military intervention in the two-year Syrian civil war.
On Thursday, al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced the official merger of the Iraqi affiliate and the Syrian-based Jahbt al-Nusra (JAN) terror group into a single organization.
Formation of the so-called “Islamic State in Iraq and Levant” signaled the expanding influence of AQI in the region and the growing strength of JAN among the ranks of Syrian rebels battling to oust longtime President Bashar Assad.
The pact also likely extinguished any possibility for American military action or support for rebel forces in Syria, since the deal between AQI and al Nusra quells any doubt that al Qaeda has secured a foothold in the country.
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 The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/293695-al-qaeda-pact-with-syrian-militants-could-close-door-to-us-support
 Syrian Rebels Tied to Al Qaeda Play Key Role in War: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-tied-to-al-qaeda-play-key-role-in-war.html
 Syrian Rebels Sell Arms to Al-Qaeda: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-rebels-sell-arms-to-al-qaeda.html
 US-Backed Syrian Opposition Demands Support for Al Qaeda: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-backed-syrian-opposition-demands-support-for-al-qaeda.html
 Obama authorizes secret U.S. support for Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-authorizes-secret-u-s-support-for-syrian-rebels.html
 Al-Qaeda expands in Syria via Islamic State: http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-qaeda-expands-in-syria-via-islamic-state.html
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