Fears of Extremism Taking Hold in Syria

(Washington Post) Liz Sly - As Syria's revolution drags into its second year, evidence is mounting that Islamist extremists are seeking to commandeer what began as a non-ideological uprising. Activists inside Syria say a small but growing number of Islamist radicals affiliated with global jihadi movements have been arriving in opposition strongholds in recent weeks. Western diplomats say they have tracked a steady trickle of jihadists flowing into Syria from Iraq, and Jordan's government last week detained at least four Jordanian militants accused of trying to sneak into Syria to join the revolutionaries.

2012-04-23 00:00:00

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