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Vehicles drive past a flag of the al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant at the entrance to the city of Raqqa, eastern Syria, on October 4, 2013. (REUTERS/Nour Fourat)


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File photo shows a fighter from Jabhat al-Nusra in front of a burning vehicle at their base in Raqqa. (REUTERS/Hamid Khatib/File)


Opinion: On combatting jihadism

Opinion: On combatting jihadism

The Saudi scene remains confused when confronting extremism and terrorism. This is only natural after many years of trying to understand and define the phenomenon. The threat to the Kingdom from extremism and terrorism has been clear, from the infamous Grand Mosque...
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A riot police officer fires teargas during clashes with supporters of Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia at Hai al Tadamon in Tunis May 19, 2013. Source: Reuters/Anis Mili


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File photo shows a fighter from Jabhat al-Nusra in front of a burning vehicle at their base in Raqqa. (REUTERS/Hamid Khatib/File)


Blowing up the Al-Nusra Front

Blowing up the Al-Nusra Front

In the past two years, Western media coverage has focused on the growing popularity of Salafist jihadi groups like the Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat Al-Nusra) in Syria. These groups have become both an argument to intervene militarily, as well as a reason to stay out. While...
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Rebels fighters prepare to fire a recoilless rifle against an adjacent Syrian government-held building during fighting in the Hawiqah neighbourhood of the eastern Syrian town of Deir Ezzor.(AFP)


Arms and the Media

Arms and the Media

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—A UK-based blogger is playing a surprisingly large role in shaping the world’s coverage of the conflict in Syria, though physically far removed from the conflict and viewing it primarily through YouTube videos. Eliot Higgins, who maintains the...