Syria’s siren song

Last updated 20 May 14 @ 15:09 |
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Dean C Alexander examines why so many foreign fighters are drawn to the conflict in Syria, and calls on governments to implement policies which prevent their citizens from fighting overseas


Syria is suffering a devastating civil war with cataclysmic effects in the region. There appears to be some recent momentum in favor of the Alawite-led Bashar Assad regime, although insurgents still control territory and remain potent adversaries. Lone wolves, cabals, sub-state groups and Syrian government forces have participated in the war, which has so far resulted in 150,000 deaths, more than 500,000 injured and millions . . .

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