Shifting Sands: Syria’s Islamic Front Crumbles

Mideast-Syria_Horo-9Well, it didn’t take long for the Islamist Front to begin falling apart. Only five months ago this alliance seemed like it was on its way to becoming the most powerful armed group in Syria and the greatest challenge to the regime in Damascus. However, as Hassan Hassan’s new article shows small differences that at one time were overlooked have grown into serious divisions.

It may seem like the killing of Abu Khalid was the main cause, but the roots of the latest iteration of inter-rebel blood-letting have much deeper ideological and strategic roots.


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