Saudi youths battle Assad regime in Syria

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d89fmf Saudi youths battle Assad regime in Syria

Editor’s Note: This dispatch is part of a GlobalPost Special Report exploring the rift between Sunni and Shia Muslims, “In the Land of Cain & Abel,” marking 10 years since the US invasion of Iraq.  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Following a circuitous route from here up through Turkey or Jordan and then crossing a lawless border, hundreds of young Saudis are secretly making their way into Syriato join extremist groups fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, GlobalPost has learned.With the tacit approval from the House of Saud, and financial support from wealthy Saudi elites, the young men take up arms in what Saudi clerics have called a “jihad,” or “holy war” against the Assad regime.Continue Reading…

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