Syrians' Perspective on Western Powers' Attacks on ISIS

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Fri, Sep 26th, 2014 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

With a focus on the United States having bombed two different sides in Syria's civil war, and with it carrying out the vast majority of strikes against ISIS, nobody is really talking about Assad anymore.

Fighting against ISIS without stopping the Assad regime’s massacres would have serious ramifications. Living under daily bombardment and shelling have led some Syrians to see ISIS, despite its barbarity, as a savior and avenger on their behalf against a murderous regime. These are sensitive matters. Neglecting them will only help ISIS spread further. Any attempt to deal with symptoms without serious considerations of the causes will lead to more dangerous complications. [...]

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