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Islamic Militants (ISIS) Crush ‘Tribal Uprisings’ In Syria

From an irony proof Associated Press:

Islamic militants crush tribal uprising in Syria

By BASSEM MROUE | August 11, 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants have crushed a tribal uprising against their rule in eastern Syria after three days of clashes in a string of villages near the border with Iraq, killing and beheading opponents along the way, activists said Monday…

The armed revolt by the Shueitat tribe in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour was the first sign of local resistance by tribesmen to the Islamic State group since its fighters swept into the province.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Turkey-based activist Thaer al-Deiri said Monday that Islamic State group fighters regained control of three villages from the Shueitat tribe after being expelled earlier this month.

The Observatory said Islamic State fighters beheaded two tribesmen after they fled to the nearby village of Shaafa. It had no immediate word on other casualties in the area.

Clashes over the past two weeks left more than a dozen people dead and both sides.

The clashes in eastern Syria came as Islamic State fighters tightened their siege of a major military air base in the town of Tabqa in the northern province of Raqqa. The air base is the last army position in the Raqqa province that is an Islamic State stronghold.

The Observatory’s chief Rami Abdurrahman said the group was bombarding the base with artillery and appears to be preparing to storm it…

Are these the ‘moderate’ rebels we were supposed to pin our hopes on?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

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