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Chinese Official Orders 24-Hour Security Patrols in Xinjiang
China's top law enforcement official has ordered 24-hour security patrols in the country's western Xinjiang region in response to the worst violence seen in...
Ankara and the Syrian Buffer Zone
In the wake of the steady disintegration of the Assad regime, Syrian opposition activists reported that several towns, such as Amouda and Qabani in Syria’s Kurdish populated north eastern region had passed in mid-July 2012 without a fight into the hands of a local group called the Free Kurdish Army.
Jihadists Arrive in Syria
Activists and rebel soldiers based 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 and attempting to rally support among disaffected residents.