SYRIA/IRAQ/LEBANON

 

ISIS Expands In Iraq But Under Pressure In Syria

Analysts and western government officials are trumpeting what they see as an uprising against al-Qa’ida in Syria; however, it remains to be seen whether heavy fighting between various rebel groups in the country’s north and east will have decisive results. More likely, shifting alliances and blurred ideological lines across the spectrum of rebel militias will result in something less pronounced. Indeed,...