[Marxism] Brown Moses Blog: The Factions of Abu Kamal

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Dec 18 04:36:13 MST 2013


The town of Abu Kamal defies simple characterizations. Indeed, pace 
Elizabeth O’Bagy’s misleading map in her now infamous Wall Street 
Journal op-ed, it would be wrong to think of Abu Kamal as a mere 
stronghold for “extremist groups.” The reality is that there are 
factions of a range of orientations in Abu Kamal, from non-ideological 
(Liwa al-Mujahid Omar al-Mukhtar and Liwa Allahu Akbar) to standard 
Islamist (Kata’ib Allahu Akbar) and pan-Islamist/jihadist (Kata’ib Junud 
al-Haq/Jabhat al-Nusra and Katiba Bayariq al-Sunna). This kind of 
arrangement can similarly be found in a number of towns with an ISIS 
presence, such as Tel Abyaḍ in Raqqa governorate, and Idlib towns like 
Saraqeb, Salqin and Ma’arat an-Na’aman.

full: http://brown-moses.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-factions-of-abu-kamal.html




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