Syria's Unrest Led by Islamists?

(Al Arabiya-Dubai) Dina Al-Shibeeb - The Brotherhood in Syria was formed in 1945, and was banned since the socialist Baath party took power in 1963. According to Faysal Itani of London-based risk assessment group Exclusive Analysis, the Brotherhood is still a political force enjoying a popular base and concentrating in major Sunni urban areas such as Hama, Aleppo and Homs. He warned that the group could gain muscle if it were provided weapons and training by Sunnis in neighboring Iraq, or disaffected soldiers and officers from the largely Sunni military in Syria.

2011-04-22 00:00:00

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