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Bahrain Salafists Increase Involvement in Syria War

Bahraini Salafists are playing a role in the fight against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Adnan Bader of the Al-Asala Society, a Sunni pro-government group, waves as he arrives at the National Dialogue session in Manama June 12, 2013. The talks, aimed at ending more than two years of unrest in Bahrain, resumed after a two-week boycott by opposition societies in retaliation against a raid on the home of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim by security forces.  REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX10LAB
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The Bahraini Salafist preacher Sheikh Faisal al-Ghurair must be feeling great. Within four months, and with the help of MP Abdelhalim Murad from the Salafist al-Asala Islamic Society, Ghurair has been able to organize 1,640 jihadists and send them to fight in Syria.

Ghurair announced the “good news” to his followers in a June 14 speech in Manama. “We are happy to tell you that we have sent arms and ammunition to the mujahedeen in Syria,” he said.

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