Syrian War Spreads Sectarian Tensions Across Region
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  • lukelea

    “The Alawites’ future—and the state of relations between different religious communities in Syria, Turkey, and elsewhere in the region—is not promising. Syrian rebel forces led by al-Qaeda-linked brigades massacred 190 Alawite civilians during an offensive in the towns of coastal Syria in early August, Human Rights Watch reported. ”

    War Nerd wrote a column a few months back forecasting a great deal of this sort of revenge killing (and torture) if Assad falls, and not just against Alawites but against other religious minorities and, indeed, other clans and tribes generally throughout the land. Christians especially, many of whom have allied themselves with the regime. Which is why keeping Assad in power might be the least bad choice for Syria.

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