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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2018 9:58 p.m. PST

…in Syria

"With up to 90% of its territory lost, ISIS appears effectively defeated as a conventional foe. But while the black flag of ISIS is being lowered, another may soon take its place the white flag of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham.

A new report in the Wall Street Journal details HTS' rise as it consolidates power in northwest Syria. Led by a former Al-Qaeda militant, HTS is mostly based in Syria's Idlib Governorate and has taken advantage of the US-led coalition's focus on ISIS in the East, as well as the Syrian government and Russia's focus on other parts of the country.

HTS came into existence when Jabhat Fath al Sham, previously known as the Al Nusrah Front and Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria until its re-branding in July of 2016, announced a merger with four other islamist groups operating in Syria…."
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Amicalement
Armand

Lion in the Stars20 Apr 2018 11:37 p.m. PST

Yes, please use a flag easily identifiable from the air. I understand the US drone pilots are getting bored with nothing to shoot at.

Cyrus the Great20 Apr 2018 11:56 p.m. PST

How do we know it's a supergroup? And, if so, is it more like Asia or Emerson, Lake and Palmer? Enquiring minds want to know!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2018 3:12 a.m. PST

LOL. Isn't the border around the circle more of a Greco-Roman motif? Or did I pull up the wrong flag for that "new" Al Qaeda group?

Seriously, how many times is Al Qaeda in Syria (Al Nusra Front) going to re-invent itself and fool people into thinking they are really an independent organization? Why is the media falling for that trick? Or are they just feigning ignorance, simply for the sake of sensationalism?

Anyway, the main point is that it's not new. It's part of an existing international terrorism franchise that has already stated explicitly on their manifesto its jihadist goals and core beliefs:

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Maybe they do this because they know full well that it takes us in the West many years just to decide what name to call our enemies those already looking to destroy us as part of their religious duty but without offending them, of course. Because I guess offending them would risk killing us twice? :)

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mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2018 5:38 a.m. PST

+1, Dan. That first link is especially good.

cloudcaptain21 Apr 2018 7:24 a.m. PST

Hither to known as the Artists who were formally known as Deaesh.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2018 10:59 a.m. PST

(smile)

Amicalement
Armand

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