[Marxism] Fwd: SYRIA: The Deir Al Zour Intifada against Daesh | Tahrir-ICN

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Aug 5 06:03:52 MDT 2014

Syrians have repeatedly shown that they refuse to accept the tyrannies 
of either Bashar Al Assad or any extremist group that tries to impose 
its vision upon them. In the last couple of months, strengthened by 
American and Iraqi army weapons captured in Iraq, the Islamic State 
(formally ISIS and known locally as Daesh) has made dramatic gains in 
north and eastern Syria. Where it has gone it has imposed its 
hate-filled, reactionary interpretation of Islamic Law and severe 
restrictions on local people, committed sectarian massacres and other 
atrocities such as crucifixions and beheadings, and assassinated and 
imprisoned revolutionaries. But in the eastern province of Deir Al Zour, 
close to the Iraqi border, local popular resistance is now doing what 
the Syrian regime and American-funded Iraqi army failed to do; it is 
forcing Daesh out.


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