The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq

The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq

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The Syrian civil war has allowed al-Qaeda to recover from its setbacks up to 2010. Its main affiliate in the region seems to be testing a new strategy of collaboration with other Salafist-Jihadist groups and a less brutal implementation of Sharia law in areas it controls. In combination, this might allow the Al-Nusrah front to carve out the sort of territorial control of a region (or state) that al-Qaeda has sought ever since its eviction from Afghanistan. On the other hand, Syria has also seen a civil war between two Al-Qaeda inspired factions (Al Nusrah and the Iraq based Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [ISIS]) and indicates there are limits to its ability to cooperate with other anti-Assad factions and gain popular appeal. The extent that the Syrian civil war offers the means for al-Qaeda to recover from its earlier defeats will determine whether the organization has a future, or if it will become simply an ideology and label adopted by various Islamist movements fighting their own separate struggles.
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  • Paperback | 77 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 170g
  • English
  • 1584876263
  • 9781584876267

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Goodreads January 31, 2016 Bill Sleeman rated it with three (3) stars and commented "Fun with Government documents!"
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