[Marxism] Proof not all "foreign fighters" in Syria are a bad thing

Michael Karadjis mkaradjis at gmail.com
Sun Feb 9 07:22:26 MST 2014


"According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, up to 300 
prisoners were released in the Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham-led 
operation"


'First British suicide bomber in Syria' believed to have struck Aleppo 
prison

The man only known by his pseudonym Suleiman al-Britani is thought to be 
a member of the Jabhat al-Nusra arm of al-Qa'ida.

Kashmira Gander

Friday 07 February 2014

A British man is thought to be the first suicide bomber from the UK to 
die in Syria, following a raid on a prison in the city of Aleppo.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/first-british-suicide-bomber-in-syria-believed-to-have-struck-aleppo-prison-9115530.html

The man, believed to be of Pakistani origin and only known by his 
pseudonym Abu Suleiman al-Britani, was believed to have had links with 
the with the Jabhat al-Nusra arm of al-Qa'ida.
Mr Britani would be the eighth Briton to die fighting in the 
three-year-long civil war, if reports by are confirmed.
A photo posted on Twitter by a senior professor at Kings College London, 
Shiraz Maher, allegedly shows the lorry driven by Mr Britani, with the 
black Jabhat al-Nusr flag draped over the top.
Mr Maher also tweeted claims that a foreign fighter had contacted him to 
confirm the bomber was Mr Britani.
Another image posted by a man claiming to be a fighter, was reportedly 
taken shortly after the blast and shows clouds of smoke rising from the 
prison.

Around 4,000 prisoners were left in their cells before the strike, 
despite the building having been under siege by rebels for almost a 
year, and more recently becoming a military base for the Syrian army, 
The Telegraph reported.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, up to 300 
prisoners were released in the Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham-led 
operation.
The alleged attack comes after Cecilia Malmström, the EU’s Domestic 
Affairs Chief, warned in January that 1,200 citizens from the bloc are 
believed to be fighting in the war-torn country.
She claimed that the fighters were putting European governments at risk 
of more terror attacks at home unless they tackle growing the growing 
threat of extremism.
Four British fighters who had joined Syrian rebels also died in November 
last year, but were not involved in suicide attacks as Mr Britani is 
alleged to have been 





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