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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Villagers Confront Jihadist Rebels in Northern Syria
2013-02-11
[An Nahar] Several tense confrontations have broken out in the past week between residents of largely rebel-held northwestern Syria and hardline Islamist insurgents, witnesses said on Sunday.

Locals then kidnapped an al-Nusra leader, put a grenade in his mouth and cut off his beard, before releasing him a few days later, the witnesses said.
A number of such altercations took place around Atme in Idlib province, where the residents generally support the hardline al-Nusra Front group, who are spearheading attacks against forces of President Bashar Assad.

Al-Nusra, which is believed to be closely linked to al-Qaida in Iraq and which has a number of foreign fighters, has been blacklisted by Washington as a terrorist organization.

There was almost an armed clash between al-Nusra and local rebel fighters near Atme when the group attempted to try a man in an Islamic court for swearing, witnesses told Agence France Presse.

Locals then kidnapped an al-Nusra leader, put a grenade in his mouth and cut off his beard, before releasing him a few days later, the witnesses said.
Posted by:Fred

#6  Good lord, Al-Nutria has spread from the bayous to Syria, Pencil neck is prayer less.
Posted by: Shipman   2013-02-11 16:22  

#5  But they didn't pull the pin, Barbara.
Posted by: Glenmore   2013-02-11 15:43  

#4  "put a grenade in his mouth and cut off his beard"

Call me when they pull the pin.
Posted by: Barbara   2013-02-11 15:08  

#3  "You won't get away with it! The Al-Nutria Front will defend my honor!"
Posted by: Frank G   2013-02-11 14:53  

#2  put a grenade in his mouth and cut off his beard,

I love it.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-02-11 13:39  

#1  Apparently the locals don't think support equals servitude.
Posted by: tipover   2013-02-11 00:26  

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