Skip to comments.Maghreb jihadists flock to Syria
Posted on 02/15/2013 10:16:14 AM PST by Nachum
In the wake of the Arab Spring, a number of Maghreb young people have decided to continue their struggle by taking up arms and joining jihadists in Syria.
The young Maghreb militants have linked up with Syrian opposition groups seeking to topple the regime of Bashar al-Assad, including al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb fighters are reportedly among the latest arrivals to the Syria battle.
"Young people from different Maghreb countries are fighting alongside these organised groups in Syria," confirmed Lies Boukraa, who heads the Algiers-based African Centre for Studies and Research on Terrorism (CAERT).
"Those young people primarily belong to different jihadist groups that have sworn allegiance to the parent al-Qaeda organisation, and the policy of the latter says that any country witnessing a war against regimes is a suitable land for jihad," Boukraa told Magharebia.
"Therefore, those young jihadists have to join that jihad to realise al-Qaeda's goals for establishing an Islamic state after the fall of existing regime," he added.
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Yet the American people have to be groped at the airports, have all our communication monitored without a warrant, and have our local police militarized and federalized because Al Qaeda might get us.
If the Syrian opposition has any smarts, they will use the Maghreb jihadists as mine sweepers.
Low types have also left Australia in order to fight in Syria. Several were killed there (Boo Hoo!) None of them were Syrians - they were ethnically Turkish, Algerian and God Knows What. Not Syrian.